Russia building up troop levels on Ukraine border: US

AFP , Wednesday 26 Mar 2014

Russia has added troops on Ukraine's border in recent days despite assurances it would not attack the country's east, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.

Although Russia's defense minister had told Hagel last week that Moscow would not send troops into eastern Ukraine, "the reality is that they continue to build up their forces, so they need to make sure they stay committed to what Minister (Sergei) Shoigu told me," the Pentagon chief told reporters after meeting his British counterpart.

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