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Ukraine agrees to host Nato war games

Published on Apr 1, 2014 4:51 PM

KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday approved holding a series of joint military exercises with NATO countries that would put US troops in direct proximity to Russian forces in the annexed Crimea peninsula.

"This is a good opportunity to develop our armed forces," acting defence minister Mykhailo Koval told Verkhovna Rada lawmakers ahead of the 235-0 vote.