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Thu Aug 28, 2014, 04:05 PM


Over 1,000 Russian troops operating in Ukraine: NATO

MONS, Belgium, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Well over 1,000 Russian troops are operating inside Ukraine, marking a significant escalation of Moscow's military involvement in the country, NATO said on Thursday.

The alliance released satellite images it said showed Russian combat forces, armed with heavy weapons, engaged in military operations inside Ukrainian territory.

"Over the past two weeks we have noted a significant escalation in both the level and sophistication of Russia's military interference in Ukraine," Dutch Brigadier-General Nico Tak, head of NATO's crisis management centre, told reporters at NATO's military headquarters near Mons, Belgium.

"We assess well over 1,000 Russian troops are now operating inside Ukraine," he said. "They are supporting separatists (and) fighting with them."


There is a certain segment who will deny this, try to distract, derail this fact, but there's now no denying that Russia is actively invading Ukraine.

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