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 Rada increased Ukraine's military strength to 250,000 soldiers

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The parliament of Ukraine voted in the first reading and as general in favor of the draft bill #2269 "On size of Ukraine's armed forces."

270 deputies supported the bill, Censor.NET reports.

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Opposition Bloc and Economic Development parliamentary factions did not cast a single vote in favor of the draft.

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Before voting, the Opposition Bloc representative Nestor Shufrych called to the deputies not to support the bill, as with this decision the Rada sends 'sons to the war.' This speech was criticized by the parliamentary coalition. In particular, the chief Radical of the country, Oleh Liashko, said that such statements by Shufrych assist Putin.

 
 
 
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