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30th August 2011

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

Ukraine: hand grenades in the polygon

The wire is carefully concealed: stretched through the grass at ankle-height and attached at one end to a grenade.  When a soldier’s boot connects with it there is a mighty explosion.  Nearby, a military convoy is ambushed by enemy forces and a helicopter is called in to evacuate the wounded. Fortunately, this is a military […]

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