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Forget High-Tech APCs, Ukrainian Troops Must Trust 'The Banker'


Forget High-Tech APCs, Ukrainian Troops Must Trust 'The Banker'
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Ukraine's military has been trying to modernize its equipment in the face of three years of fighting Russia-backed separatists in the east of the country. But a series of design and production problems have meant that soldiers cannot use new armored personnel carriers meant for the battlefield. So, some troops continue to rely on a shot-out, patched-up Soviet-era transport vehicle affectionately known as "The Banker." (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service program, Crimea Realities)

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