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January 6, 1992 | MARY MYCIO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ignoring warnings from Moscow, Ukraine began to swear in soldiers for its new armed forces Sunday as members of the old Soviet internal security forces took oaths of allegiance to the new, independent state. With the whitewashed belfry of the Florivsky Monastery as a backdrop, 500 volunteers from one of the old Soviet Interior Ministry's rapid deployment regiments pledged to "defend the Ukrainian state and steadfastly guard its freedom and independence."
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January 6, 1992 | MARY MYCIO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ignoring warnings from Moscow, Ukraine began to swear in soldiers for its new armed forces Sunday as members of the old Soviet internal security forces took oaths of allegiance to the new, independent state. With the whitewashed belfry of the Florivsky Monastery as a backdrop, 500 volunteers from one of the old Soviet Interior Ministry's rapid deployment regiments pledged to "defend the Ukrainian state and steadfastly guard its freedom and independence."
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