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New Ukraine Military Doctrine Declares Russia 'Adversary', Calls for NATO Membership


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In what can only be described as not remotely surprising, Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council has drafted a new military doctrine which identifies Russia as the country’s "military adversary" and presses for NATO membership. The details

At the meeting, the council backed plans to abandon its previous status as being against moving closer to the European Union and "to resume the strategic course on Euro-Atlantic integration," according to a report in Sputnik, a Russian state news site.

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"The new military doctrine of Ukraine determines the Russian Federation as the country's military adversary and defines conditions for the liberation of temporary occupied territories of Ukraine," the council said in a statement.

At the Security Council meeting, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the doctrine "not only officially establishes the Russian Federation as Ukraine's military opponent, but states the task of relocating military units and creating the necessary military infrastructure in the eastern and southern regions."

Of course, for the tens of thousands of Ukrainians drafted and sent to die in the East for no reason, Poroshenko is Ukraine's real "military adversary". That's all, folks. 

Also, good luck with the NATO membership. 

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