CHILDREN grips their guns as they prepare to defend their country from a looming threat of aggression.
Some were taught how to use real weapons yesterday, while others were taught how to hold a wooden replica of a Russian Kalashnikov rifle in case they needed to use the real thing.
The Ukrainian military held a day of training in Kiev, where civilians of all ages received expert instruction in experienced weapons.
It came as a survey by the Kiev Institute of Sociology showed that half of the country said they would be against Invasion of Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent 127,000 troops as well as tanks and missiles to the border with Ukraine.
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https://www.thesun.ie/news/8288630/children-ukraine-russia-invasion-weapons/ Children in Ukraine prepare to defend their country from Russian aggression