Finally a spot of good news for the hard luck Ukrainian Armed Forces - the official ones, that is. In a bid to boost sagging morale, President Poroshenko yesterday unveiled a new line of uniforms for his troops.
This should go a long way towards bucking up spirits. As is well known, the official armed forces are rather shabbily kitted out in comparison to the unofficial private militia units. Much of the existing kit was in fact donated by army surplus stores in the US and Canada.
The fact that the new uniforms will be domestically produced is further good news. This will be a real shot in the arm for the apparel industry. It's been quite a long time since any industry in the country had any good news.
For their next morale-booster it is rumoured that Poroshenko and company are considering providing the military with weapons.