VOA reports that Ukraine is restarting a military draft to bolster security capacities in the face of growing unrest in Ukraine’s east, beset by pro-Russian militants:
Ukraine’s acting President Olexander Turchynov has reinstated military conscription to deal with deteriorating security in the east of the country.
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Donetsk, a city of about one million people in Ukraine’s industrial east, is at the center of an armed uprising across the steel and coal belt by mainly Russian-speakers threatening to secede from Ukraine.
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Pro-Russian separatists in the city have declared a “People’s Republic of Donetsk” and say they will hold a referendum on secession on May 11.