20 March 2014, 14:10

Putin orders to recognize military ranks of Ukrainian officers transferring to serve in Russia

Putin orders to recognize military ranks of Ukrainian officers transferring to serve in Russia

Upon the request of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Thursday a decree stipulating the recognition of the military ranks and education of Ukrainian officers willing to transfer to serve in the Russian armed forces.

"This concerns recognizing military ranks and education of the officers, who serve today in the Ukrainian armed forces and who have expressed wish to serve in not just the Russian armed forces but in other law enforcement structures as well. This concerns the Interior Ministry and Federal Security Service (FSB)," Shoigu said during a meeting with the president.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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