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    Ukraine Celebrates Independence Day, Pledges $3 Billion For Army
    Aug24

    Ukraine Celebrates Independence Day, Pledges $3 Billion For Army

    A parade featuring armored personnel carriers and beret-clad soldiers marks the 23rd anniversary since Kiev broke from Russia’s orbit at the end of the Cold War.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Parades Military Might
    Aug24

    Ukraine Parades Military Might

    Soldiers, rockets and armored vehicles paraded through central Kiev, some of them on their way east to fight pro-Russian rebels, as Ukraine celebrated its Independence Day in the midst of war. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukrainian president marks independence day with $3B US defence spending boost
    Aug24

    Ukrainian president marks independence day with $3B US defence spending boost

    Ukraine’s president announced plans Sunday to boost his country’s defence spending by an estimated 50 per cent as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists in the east. …read more Source:...

    Russian separatists force Ukrainian prisoners to march streets of Donetsk
    Aug24

    Russian separatists force Ukrainian prisoners to march streets of Donetsk

    Ukraine marked its independence day on Sunday with a military march past in Kiev intended to send a message of defiance to Russia, but pro-Moscow rebels countered by parading captured Ukrainian troops through the streets in their stronghold. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    As tanks roll, Ukraine unveils $3 billion boost to defence budget against pro-Russian rebels
    Aug24

    As tanks roll, Ukraine unveils $3 billion boost to defence budget against pro-Russian rebels

    By Efrem Lukatsky And Laura Mills KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president announced plans Sunday to boost his country’s defence spending by an estimated 50 per cent as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists in the east. President Petro Poroshenko pledged to spend an extra 40 billion hryvnia ($3 billion) by 2017 during...

    In The Midst Of War, Ukraine Marks Its Independence
    Aug24

    In The Midst Of War, Ukraine Marks Its Independence

    Ukraine marks 23 years of independence from the former Soviet Union on Sunday, but with a war going on in the east, there seems little for Ukrainians to celebrate.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Russian Separatists Paraded Ukrainian POWs Through City — And Then Hosed Down The Street
    Aug24

    Russian Separatists Paraded Ukrainian POWs Through City — And Then Hosed Down The Street

    Pro-Russian separatist rebels force-marched dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war along a main street of the rebel-held Ukrainian town of Donetsk on Sunday. People shouted “fascists” at the group, who walked with heads bowed. They were largely unshaven and dishevelled and dressed either in combat fatigues or civilian clothes. A voice...

    Ukraine unveils $3B boost to defence budget against pro-Russia rebels
    Aug24

    Ukraine unveils $3B boost to defence budget against pro-Russia rebels

    Ukraine’s president announced plans Sunday to boost his country’s defence spending by an estimated 50 per cent as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists in the east. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine Plans $3 Billion Boost to Defense Spending
    Aug24

    Ukraine Plans $3 Billion Boost to Defense Spending

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president announced plans Sunday to boost his country’s defense spending by an estimated 50 percent as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists in the east. President Petro Poroshenko made his pledge to spend an extra 40 billion hryvnia ($3 billion) by 2017 during a speech marking...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Vows $3 Billion for Military
    Aug24

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Vows $3 Billion for Military

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to increase military spending by $3 billion over the next few years because of the ongoing pro-Russian separatist threat in the east of Ukraine. Poroshenko made the comment Sunday in Kyiv during a speech marking Independence Day, 23 years after the breakup of the Soviet Union. He told a crowd of...