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Monday, January 10, 2005

Ukraine Smartens Up

posted by Jazz at 1/10/2005 11:40:00 AM

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From the BBC this morning.
Ukraine's outgoing President Leonid Kuchma has ordered a withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from Iraq.

He said his government should draw up plans to withdraw the 1,600-strong contingent in the first half of 2005.

The decision follows an incident in which eight Ukrainian and one Kazakh servicemen were killed while defusing a bomb in Iraq.

The Ukrainian troops are under the command of the Polish contingent, which is also likely to withdraw.

It seems that the coalition of the coerced and bribed is starting to shrink up. I'm sure it's just me, but doesn't it seem odd that these folks held off on doing this until after Bush's "election" was certified? I mean, it's not like their troops haven't been getting killed over there for absolutely no reason all along.