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Precisely, which parts do you mean. Ukrainians from Lvov, Odessa or Kharkiv. The peninsula of Crimea are by majority Russian speaking and the Tatars have Turkish ancestry, a NATO partner.

Highlanders prepare to fight, with a Ukrainian Cossack Mace | July 15, 2021 |

Over the next few week soldiers from the 4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS), will be in Ukraine taking part in Exercise Cossack Mace, in partnership with soldiers from the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).

Soldiers from Catterick based 4 SCOTS will take part in a series of testing serials that will focus on their infanteering skills and co-operation with friendly militaries.

Following an initial focus on those low-level infantry skills and trades that form the basis of a professional infanteers job, the exercise will move onto a larger scale to develop higher level co-ordination and allied activity. Both nations will be able to practice their skills in the field and continue to develop their high-quality capabilities.
As well as continuing to practice their military skills both sides will take time out to learn something about each other's cultures and history, an opportunity to find out about each other's difference but also a large amount of shared viewpoints and culture.

With the AFU experiences in Eastern Ukraine and ours in Afghanistan and Iraq there is much experience and knowledge to exchange. The mutual respect built during this exercise will benefit both countries in future collaboration.

Public Support for the Devolution of Power in Ukraine: Regional Patterns - 1995

by Oui on Sun Nov 14th, 2021 at 05:45:21 PM EST
Are they aware that Luhansk, in eastern Ukraine, was founded by Charles Gascoigne, the son of one of the English occupation troops after Culloden?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Nov 14th, 2021 at 06:10:32 PM EST
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Interesting combination ... Luhansk

Charles Gascoigne (Карл Гаскойн)

In 1784, Knowle's successor, Admiral Samuel Greig, ordered guns for the Russian Navy from the Carron Company. In an effort to improve Catherine the Great's weapons foundry at Petrozavodsk.

Gascoigne stayed twenty years in Russia, became a State Councillor and a Knight of Saint Vladimir, received the Order of St Anne.

The Crimean War 1854-1856

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by Oui on Sun Nov 14th, 2021 at 07:40:36 PM EST
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