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Ukraine govt asks public to donate soap, linen for special Ďanti-separatistí units
Russia Today ^

Posted on 04/26/2014 5:14:48 AM PDT by kronos77

The cash-stripped Ukrainian Interior Ministry is asking the public for donations to equip the newly formed special forces. It is offering a place in a public commission, which would control the cash flow, to biggest donors.

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The ministry has recruited 8,000 out of a planned 12,000 troops since April 13, when Interior Minister Arsen Avakov decided to form the new units in response to the wave of protests in eastern Ukraine. But it lacks the money to properly equip them, it said in a statement.

“The state budget allocates funds for the functioning of the special units of the Interior Ministry. But in they are not enough in the circumstance of rigid resource saving, state spending sequestering and an economic war unleashed by the Russian Federation,” the statement said.

The list of what the troops need includes bulletproof vests, Kevlar helmets, communication equipment, transport and even underwear, linen and soap.

The ministry says it accepts both money donations and actual body armor and hygiene products. It pledges a transparent mechanism for spending the donations with monthly reports and offers seats at a public commission, which would control the cash flow, to sponsors who donate more than 100,000 hryvnas (nearly $9,000).

Money problems are hampering the effort to form new Interior Ministry units in some regions. The Odessa region unit managed to recruit only 18 volunteers out of the 500 planned, the region’s police chief, Petr Lutsuk, reported Thursday. He said the ministry budget offered about $45 a month per force member, while the job description includes working at least 12 hours a day, neither of which helped with attracting people.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: obama; putin; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 04/26/2014 5:14:48 AM PDT by kronos77
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To: kronos77

Team KGB is sure having a hard time defeating such a mighty army.


2 posted on 04/26/2014 5:16:06 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: kronos77

Uncle Sham needs you!

(please bring extra underpants, soap, and anything else you can lay your hands on)


3 posted on 04/26/2014 5:18:59 AM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: kronos77

From Twitter, it seems they can’t even feed the troops they already have in the field.

The U.S. MRE’s we sent are being sold in the street markets, and on the Internet.


4 posted on 04/26/2014 5:26:07 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: lodi90
Team KGB is sure having a hard time defeating such a mighty army.

Don't forget. Team Ukraine is a mighty band of Soros-funded Nazis that has Team KGB quaking in their boots. Or so Team KGB says.

5 posted on 04/26/2014 5:52:33 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tcrlaf

Even the ARVN showed more commitment.


6 posted on 04/26/2014 5:54:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

You just don’t have idea on a level of thuggery and theft in Ukraine.
It is their Nigerian Prince moment to scam from good samaritans who feels for their cause.


7 posted on 04/26/2014 6:05:23 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: 1rudeboy
Team Ukraine is a mighty band of Soros-funded Nazis that has Team KGB quaking in their boots.

It seems Soros only gave the neo-Nazi's money to throw firebombs onto disarmed cops and chase off elected representatives. But it was enough to install a coup junta and that is all the Globalists needed to involve the West into a confrontation with nationalist Russia.

8 posted on 04/26/2014 6:07:57 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

You forgot—Soros got the money from Monsanto.


9 posted on 04/26/2014 6:11:53 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: wetphoenix
Holy shit, Boris you've been trying so hard. Here, catch the shirtless for all your commitment:


10 posted on 04/26/2014 7:12:53 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246

Keep it for yourself.


12 posted on 04/26/2014 5:29:52 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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