This is stated in the summary statement of the EU ForeignService, according to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
According to thepublication, Putin stated this in conversation with UkrainianPresident Petro Poroshenko.
Poroshenko, inturn, passed on the conversation to President of the EuropeanCommission Jose Manuel Barroso.
"If I wanted to,in two days I could send the troops not only into Kyiv, but also toRiga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw and Bucharest", Putin said toPoroshenko.
In addition,according to the German newspaper, Putin advised the UkrainianPresident "not to rely too much on the EU," since he can if hewants to "influence and block a decision by the EuropeanCouncil."