Sikorski: Russia's Buildup on the Border Is "to Exert Pressure or to Invade"

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski did not exclude that Russia may soon send troops to Ukraine under the guise of a peacekeeping force.

"Unfortunately, Russia has restored its combat-readiness on the Ukraine border with more than a dozen battalion-sized combat groups," Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, told TVN24 BiS television yesterday, Censor.NET reports, citing Bloomberg.

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"There's a lot of equipment. This is the sort of thing one does to exert pressure or to invade." Asked which option would be chosen he answered: "We'll see. We will know it very quickly."

Sikorski, whose country is among the EU nations seeking the toughest response to the Kremlin's policy over Ukraine, said any incursion would be under the guise of a peacekeeping operation. Russia yesterday called for a humanitarian mission to East Ukraine, which is on the verge of a "catastrophe," the Foreign Ministry said on its website.

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