Ukraine's parliament approves Hr 6.7 billion for defense, mobilization of armed forces

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March 17, 2014, 12:24 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Iryna Yeroshko

Ukrainian soldiers rest on the grass on March 4, while negotiations between their colonel and Russian military leaders continue.
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Iryna Yeroshko

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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