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Brian Padden
May 08, 2014 7:44 PM
In Ukraine, there has been a sharp rise in military recruitment following Russia's annexation of Crimea and efforts by separatists in the country's east to secede. As VOA's Brian Padden reports from Kyiv, many of the new recruits also were part of the protest movement that ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych.

Ukraine's Expanding National Guard Includes Kyiv Pro-Western Protesters

Brian Padden

Published May 08, 2014

In Ukraine, there has been a sharp rise in military recruitment following Russia's annexation of Crimea and efforts by separatists in the country's east to secede. As VOA's Brian Padden reports from Kyiv, many of the new recruits also were part of the protest movement that ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych.


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by: Igor from: Russia
May 08, 2014 11:47 PM
Of course those guards will protect those in power in Kiev against any legal interests and democratic demand of Ukrainians in the South East. They cannot be called national guards at all.