Turchynov: Army on combat alert over invasion threat
11:55, — Europa
A strong concentration of Russian troops can be seen on Ukraine's eastern borders.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine are put on full combat alert over a threat of a military invasion by Russia. Interim president of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said it at a meeting with regional governors, LIGABusinessInform reports.
A strong concentration of Russian troops can be seen on the eastern borders of Ukraine, according to Turchynov.
NATO recently said there was no sign that Russian troops were withdrawing from the border with Ukraine.
“We currently have no information that indicates a withdrawal of Russian troops from the Ukrainian border. We continue to urge Russia to abide by the Geneva agreement and to pull back all its troops along the Ukrainian border in favor of diplomacy and dialogue,” a NATO official said.
The activity of armed pro-Russian separatists has increased in the Luhansk region.
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