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Moscow denies 'unfounded' NATO claims that Russian troops in Ukraine

AFP , Wednesday 12 Nov 2014
A Ukrainian armoured vehicle passes a checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, September 23, 2014. (Photo:Reuters)

Moscow on Wednesday denied it was ramping up its military presence in neighbouring Ukraine after NATO sounded the alarm over columns of Russian military equipment entering the ex-Soviet country over the past two days.

"We have stopped paying attention to unfounded statements by NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Philip Breedlove about his 'seeing' Russian military columns that are allegedly invading Ukraine," defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told Russian news agencies.

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