Ukraine turns to new defence chief ahead of Russia talks

A Ukrainian police officer -- wearing the uniform of the now-disbanded Berkut special forces -- guard a checkpoint near Schastya, in the eastern Lugansk region, on October 11, 2014Kiev (AFP) – President Petro Poroshenko was set on Monday to name Ukraine’s fourth defence minister of the year as he positions himself for a crunch general election and high-level talks with Russia.

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