April 10, 2014
Russia accused NATO on Thursday of using the Ukraine crisis to justify its existence by creating an imaginary threat, while the alliance’s head urged Moscow to pull its troops back from the Ukrainian border.
NATO published satellite pictures it said showed Russia’s military buildup, but Moscow immediately dismissed them, saying they were from last August.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who accuses Moscow of amassing 40,000 combat-ready troops near Ukraine’s border, said: “We have seen the satellite images day after day.”
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