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Washington - U.S. Envoy: More Than 15,000 Russian Troops Along Ukraine Border

Published on: July 25, 2014 02:30 PM
By: Reuters
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Russian servicemen perform during a naval parade rehearsal in the far eastern port of Vladivostok, July 25, 2014. Russia will mark Navy Day on July 27. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev Washington - Russia has now amassed around 15,000 troops along the border with Ukraine, the U.S. ambassador to NATO said on Friday, offering a higher figure than one previously cited by the Pentagon.

U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute offered the estimate during a security forum in Colorado, saying there were “now up again over about 15,000 Russian troops amassed along the border with Ukraine.”

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