Ilyin appointed commander of Ukrainian Navy

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July 27, 2012, 11:41 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Commander (Cdr) Volodymyr Khilkevych, MA to Ukrainian Navy Commander on Foreign Relations; Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Ruslan Bondar, UK Desk Officer, Directorate for International Defence Cooperation Ministry of Defence of Ukraine; Major Oleksandr Tymofe.
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has appointed Vice-Admiral Yuriy Ilyin to the post of the commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine.

A relevant decree was posted on the president's Web site on Friday.

Prior to this, Ilyin was the acting commander of the Ukrainian Navy.

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