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Putin Orders Military Drill Amid Turmoil In Neighboring Ukraine

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February 26, 2014 AT 4:12 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a drill to test the combat readiness of his armed forces, the country's defense minister said Wednesday. The display of military might comes amid tensions with the European Union and the United States over the fate of Ukraine following the fall of its Moscow-backed President Viktor Yanukovych. Ukraine finds itself at the center of a tug-of-war between Russia and the European Union but Secretary of State John Kerry has insisted the country's future is not about “east versus west.”