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Ukraine’s president shakes up military

President faces pressure over army’s struggles

KIEV, Ukraine — President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine shook up his faltering military Thursday, appointing a new defense minister and top general while speaking angrily about the years of decay and corruption that left the forces unable to deal effectively with the well-armed eastern insurgency.

His tougher tone, analysts say, reflects public pressure to continue the fight against the insurgents in the regions bordering Russia— even with a rickety military that has had little success.

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