Ukraine's parliament approves Hr 6.7 billion for defense, mobilization of armed forces
Ukrainian soldiers rest on the grass on March 4, while negotiations between their colonel and Russian military leaders continue.
© Anastasia Vlasova
Ukraine's parliament approved emergency funding of Hr 6.7 billion (more than $600 million) for military spending and agreed to mobilize military and National Guard units today -- a significant amount in a national budget that doesn't exceed $50 billion a year.
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