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U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train fledgling national guard troops
U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train fledgling national guard troops

U.S. paratroopers on Monday began training the first of three Ukrainian national guard units in an operation intended to improve the fighting capabilities of the irregular troops that have been on the front lines of the year-old battle against Russian-backed separatists in the country's east. Operation Fearless Guardian, as the U.S. mission is called, was inaugurated with a rain-drenched welcoming speech by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and appeals by security officials for imparting the war-fighting skills of which Ukrainian troops are in dire need. Speaking at the Yavoriv training center near Lviv in western Ukraine, Poroshenko described the war against pro-Russia...

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