NATO eyeing ‘unusual’ Russian troop build-up near Ukraine

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NATO is monitoring closely increasing Russian troop numbers stationed near the Ukrainian border, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Monday. “In recent weeks, we have seen large and unusual concentrations of Russian forces close to Ukraine’s borders,” Stoltenberg said at a press conference in Brussels alongside Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. Any further provocation or aggressive actions by Russia would be of serious concern, Stoltenberg said, adding that NATO is monitoring the situation “very closely.” Kuleba said what was important now was that there was close coordination to dete…

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