Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday his troops were holding the line against separatists and Russian forces after a sharp increase in attacks and the withdrawal of government defenders from Donetsk airport.
Ukraine`s parliament appealed on Thursday to the United Nations to discuss the occupation by Russian forces of its Crimea peninsula and said it reserved the right to ask individual countries for help in resolving the issue.
The five-day Caucasus war between
Russia and neighbouring Georgia over the breakaway republic of
South Ossetia resulted in the most radical reforms of the
Russian armed forces since 1918, according to a top defence