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Ukraine Formally Scraps Non-aligned Status

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law revoking Ukraine's non-aligned status as part of efforts to move the country closer to NATO, the western military alliance. Russia views NATO expansion as a threat and President Vladimir Putin last week signed a military doctrine reiterating those concerns. Poroshenko signed the bill, overwhelmingly approved last week by Ukraine’s parliament, at an end-of-year press briefing in Kyiv. The change in status moves Ukraine closer...

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