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Politicians, activists slam National Guard protest as unpatriotic

16 Oct 2014 7:32 PM | Anonymous

Politicians and civic activists have lambasted the Oct. 13 protest by National Guard soldiers as unpatriotic in time of war, saying that their demonstration in front of the president's office will be manipulated by Russian intelligence services for their benefit. On Oct. 13, several hundred soldiers of the National Guard left their military units in Kyiv and the region to rally near the Presidential Administration, demanding the end of draft. National Guard units are staffed though national mobilization, but the terms of service for these particular units have been extended several times beyond the usual one year.   Kyiv Post.   Read More

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