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 NATO: Over 1000 Russian Troops Operating in Ukraine

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NATO confirms that well over 1,000 Russian troops are operating inside Ukraine, a NATO military officer said on Thursday.

"We assess well over 1,000 Russian troops are now operatinginside Ukraine," the officer said at NATO's military headquartersin southern Belgium, Censor.NET reports, citing Reuters.

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"Russia is trying to prevent a defeat of the separatists and wantsto hold on to this area. The recent upsurge and now even directinvolvement of Russian troops inside Ukraine is aimed at this," theNATO official said.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n300037
 
 
 
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