Soldiers trained Mariupol residents of all ages to assemble and disassemble guns, load ammunition, and aim at targets.
79-year-old Valentyna Konstantynovska was among the older civilians trained.
The great-grandmother was shown how to use the gun by the Special Forces Unit Azov.
Ms Konstantynovska was described as a “hero” for taking part in the drills, which have also seen children as young as four put through their paces.
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