BBC: Ukrainian army raises $1 million via text appeal for funds

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March 18, 2014, 10:51 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by BBC

Ukraine's Defence Minister Igor Tenyukh (L) looks on as Ukrainian parliament speaker and interim president Olexander Turchynov (2nd L) shakes hands with a Ukrainian soldier after military exercises at a training centre not far from the small city of Goncharivsk, some 150 km from Kiev, on March 14, 2014. Russia and the West have "no common vision" on Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today after talks aimed at defusing the crisis. AFP PHOTO /

Ukrainians have donated over one million dollars to the country's impoverished armed forces, after the Ministry of Defence set up a telephone appeal for funds, it seems. 

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