US Troops Arrive in Ukraine for Training Exercises

April 17, 2015 1:54 PM

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About 300 US Army paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine for training exercises with national guard units, a move criticized by the Kremlin and eastern Ukraine's Russia-backed separatist rebels.

The troops, from the Italy-based 173rd Airborne Brigade, are to spend several weeks training a total of about 900 Ukrainian national guardsmen. The guardsmen are to come from units including the Azov Battalion, a far-right formation notorious for using an insignia used by many military units in Nazi...

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