Ukraine army says won't get involved in politics

The armed forces of Ukraine will not become involved in any political conflict, security chiefs signal allegiance to protesters

Ukraine army says won't get involved in politics

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The armed forces of Ukraine will not become involved in any political conflict, the military general staff said in a statement posted on the website of the defence ministry on Saturday.

"The armed forces of Ukraine are loyal to their constitutional obligations and cannot be pulled into domestic political conflict," it said.

Meanwhile, the heads of four Ukrainian security bodies, including the police's Berkut anti-riot units, appeared in parliament on Saturday and declared they would not take part in any conflict with the people.

They represented the paratroop unit of the military, the Berkut anti-riot police, Alfa special operations unit and military intelligence. The Interior Ministry had already signalled its allegiance to anti-government protests under a new minister from the ranks of the opposition.

Last Mod: 22 Şubat 2014, 16:35
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