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Rada Wrecks Ukrainian Army’s Reform Plans, Threatens NATO Cooperation

It took only a couple of hours to derail months, even years of painstaking work to reform Ukraine’s armed forces.

Ukraine’s parliament on Feb. 26 rejected two bills vital for the military – one to introduce a new, NATO-style system of ranks, and another to make long-overdue amendments to outdated Soviet military service regulations.

The setback came just 19 days after lawmakers voted to enshrine in the constitution Ukraine’s ambitions of joining NATO, the 29-nation political and military alliance started in 1949…

To read more visit the Kyiv Post.

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