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Vladimir Putin wants Ukraine to withdraw military from east

May 02, 2014    

Donetsk, Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Ukraine should withdraw its military from the eastern and southern regions of the country, a statement that could bolster anti-government insurgents who are seizing buildings.Hours later, Ukraine's acting president ordered that the military draft be renewed, citing "threats of encroachment on the nation's territorial integrity" and interference by Russia in its internal affairs.Moscow has consistently denounced Ukrainian security forces' largely ineffectual operation against the eastern insurgents and warned they...

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