May 9, 2014

How Ukraine's Army Fell Apart

Linda Kinstler, The New Republic

The Associated Press

Victory Day celebrations in Ukraine must carry an ironic tone today, as the conflict has revealed the extent to which its armed forces were systemically mismanaged since the country declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, leaving Ukraine almost entirely helpless to stave off the Russian invasion.

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