Ukraine raising new national guard, slams Russia

By Reuters | Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:58 AM

KIEV, March 11 (Reuters) - Ukraine will raise a new national guard force among military veterans in response to Russian attempts to annex Crimea, the acting president told parliament on Tuesday.

Oleksander Turchinov said mismanagement of the armed forces under his ousted predecessor meant that the Ukrainian military had to be rebuilt "effectively from scratch". The acting defence minister said the country ...

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