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Ukraine's President Shows He's Combat-Ready By Touting Troops

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March 17, 2014 AT 1:48 PM
Ukraine’s acting president proudly dressed in combat fatigues and praised his country’s troops Friday, pledging to build up the force as Russia shows no signs of backing down from the Crimea crisis. Oleksander Turchynov said soldiers were “carrying out their duties with honor” as they took part in training exercises north of Kiev. Turchynov said on Thursday that a build-up of Russian forces on Ukraine’s eastern borders, in addition to Moscow’s military takeover of Crimea, showed Russia was “ready to invade at any moment.”