Ukraine seeks to create national guard, bolster armed forces

March 11, 2014 10:31 AM

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Ukraine seeks to create national guard, bolster armed forces

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's acting president on Tuesday called for the formation of a national guard and for the mobilization of reserves and volunteers into the country's armed forces to counter Russian military moves.

Oleksandr Turchynov asked the national parliament to approve a decision to turn the country's Interior Ministry troops into a National Guard "to defend the country and citizens against any criminals, against external and internal aggression."

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