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    US and Ukrainian soldiers attend an opening ceremony of the joint Ukrainian-US military exercise 'Fearless Guardian' at the Yavoriv training ground on April 20, 2015 in the region of Lviv

    Angry Ukrainian Conscripts in Lviv Threaten Revolt

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    Hundreds of conscripts blocked security cordons at the Yavoriv range in Ukraine’s western Lviv region demanding the immediate issue of military uniforms and boots, Ukrainian newspaper Segodnya reported Monday.

    “These men were called up two weeks ago, but they are still moving around like bums… They are angry at being ignored; they hate to just sit on their hands doing nothing. They say they just fired 10 shots each over the whole period of being here… The commanders are desperately trying to calm them down,” an anonymous source told the paper, adding that it was all happening at the backdrop of Ukrainian-US military drills involving members of the country’s National Guard.

    There has been no comment so far from the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    The Yavoriv range currently hosts about 300 US paratroopers, who are taking part in six-month drills that were launched in April.

    According to the media outlet, the staff at the base has not been able to get to work due to the blockade.


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