NATO Warns Russia Has Well Over 1K Troops In Ukraine

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Last updated: August 28, 2014 3:06 pm

Russia Has ‘Well Over 1,000 Troops’ In Ukraine, NATO Warns

By Peter Spiegel in Mons, Neil Buckley in London and Jack Farchy in Moscow

A member of Ukrainian volunteer battalion Dnipro looks through binoculars near the small southern Ukrainian city of Novoazovsk, Donetsk region, on August 27, 2014. Ukraine appealed for NATO’s help on August 27 after reporting that a huge convoy of tanks and weaponry from Russia was moving through the southeast of the country. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLYAlexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images©AFP
A Ukrainian volunteer looks through binoculars near the southern city of Novoazovsk on Wednesday

Russia has “well over 1,000 troops” operating inside Ukraine, Nato warned on Thursday, as Moscow faced an intensifying backlash over growing evidence of its direct military involvement in the former Soviet country’s uprising in the east.

Dutch Brigadier General Nico Tak, commander of Nato’s crisis…

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