Thursday, February 16, 2012

Yanuk snubbed by Afghan vets

"Ukrainian veterans of the 10-year Soviet Afghan war, angry about proposed cuts to payouts, snubbed President Viktor Yanukovych on Wednesday, turning their backs on him at a ceremony to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan."

These veterans were also most aware that Yanukovych did not serve any duty in what was then a conscript Soviet army.

The reason?

He was serving time elsewhere - in a penal colony for crimes of violence....

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