Ukraine withdraws cadets from Russian military academies

26 Ukrainians studying in Russian military academies will be summoned home.

Ukraine withdraws cadets from Russian military academies

World Bulletin/News Desk

Ukraine summoned home its small contingent of cadets and officers studying at military academies in Russia, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry said on Friday, following Russian military action in Crimea.

A statement on the ministry's website said it had cancelled a bilateral agreement on military education between the two states. It said 26 Ukrainians were studying in Russian military academies and would be summoned home.

Russian troops have seized Crimea, a Black Sea peninsula, and Moscow has threatened to launch a wider invasion of Ukraine if it feels it is necessary to protect the Russian-speaking population there.

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