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    Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions
    Jul29

    Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions

    From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine’s government fight rebels in the east. …read more Source: Channel...

    Guns and underpants: Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucratic woes
    Jul29

    Guns and underpants: Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucratic woes

    After more than a year of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the country’s regular army remains disorganised and poorly equipped. “The Defence Ministry needed to test underpants for a year before approving them for use. I’m not kidding,” President Petro Poroshenko told a meeting of regional chiefs this month. …read more...

    Special Report – Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions
    Jul29

    Special Report – Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions

    From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine’s government fight rebels in the east. A burly man with a long, Cossack-style moustache, Korchynsky has several hundred armed men at his disposal. The exact number, he said, is “classified.” …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucracy
    Jul29

    Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucracy

    After more than a year of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the country’s army remains disorganised and poorly equipped. “The Defence Ministry needed to test underpants for a year before approving them for use. I’m not kidding,” president Petro Poroshenko told a meeting of regional chiefs this month. Building up an army to...

    Guns and underpants: Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucratic woes
    Jul29

    Guns and underpants: Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucratic woes

    KIEV (Reuters) – After more than a year of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the country’s regular army remains disorganised and poorly equipped. “The Defence Ministry needed to test underpants for a year before approving them for use. I’m not kidding,” President Petro Poroshenko told a meeting of regional chiefs this...

    Special Report – Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions
    Jul29

    Special Report – Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions

    KIEV (Reuters) – From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine’s government fight rebels in the east. A burly man with a long, Cossack-style moustache, Korchynsky has several hundred armed men at his disposal. The exact number, he said, is “classified.”...

    Ukrainian ATM skimmers caught in Chiang Mai
    Jul29

    Ukrainian ATM skimmers caught in Chiang Mai

    Three Ukrainian men have been arrested in Chiang Mai with 56 counterfeit electronic cards they used to withdraw about 1.5 million baht cash from bank ATMs, police said on Wednesday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Actor Depardieu banned from Ukraine for support of Russia
    Jul29

    Actor Depardieu banned from Ukraine for support of Russia

    Ukraine has banned French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, its state security service said on Wednesday, apparently for making comments that suggested he supported Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year. Government spokeswoman Olena Hitlyanska said the 66-year-old, known for films such as ‘Cyrano de...

    Olympics: Smooth piste for Beijing’s 2022 bid
    Jul29

    Olympics: Smooth piste for Beijing’s 2022 bid

    BEIJING (AFP) – China came of age as an Olympic power when it hosted the spectacular Beijing 2008, a display of the unlimited resources and political will some say are essential to its bid for the 2022 Winter Games.The capital emerged as the frontrunner for 2022 — which would make it the first city ever to host both summer and winter...

    Russian veto expected as Security Council votes on MH17
    Jul29

    Russian veto expected as Security Council votes on MH17

    UNITED NATIONS: Russia on Wednesday is expected to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago. …read more Source: New Straits...

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