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Ukraine: Kiev National Guard rally demands pay and benefits01:19

Ukraine: Kiev National Guard rally demands pay and benefits

Ukraine, Kiev
June 11, 2014 at 08:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of Ukrainian National Guard servicemen gathered outside a government building in Kiev on Wednesday rallying for the status of combatants, with permanent salaries and Social Security benefits.

The national Guard is a 60,000-strong national reserve component of the Ukrainian armed forces that was revived in March 2014 to bolster the country's defences amidst political unrest.

Ukraine: Kiev National Guard rally demands pay and benefits01:19
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Dozens of Ukrainian National Guard servicemen gathered outside a government building in Kiev on Wednesday rallying for the status of combatants, with permanent salaries and Social Security benefits.

The national Guard is a 60,000-strong national reserve component of the Ukrainian armed forces that was revived in March 2014 to bolster the country's defences amidst political unrest.