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Is Ukraine Military Ready to Thwart Russian Invasion?

The tensions in eastern Ukraine have put the spotlight on the nation’s military and security forces.   They face enormous challenges trying to regain control of areas held by heavily-armed pro-Russian separatists.   Analysts back up what several polls of Ukrainians show: there is little faith the troops are up to the task.   Western estimates say the Ukrainian Defense Ministry controls between 70,000 to 130,000 men under arms.   But Stephen Blank, an expert at the...

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