X Close

World

Published: Tuesday March 4, 2014 MYT 6:35:02 AM
Updated: Tuesday March 4, 2014 MYT 6:35:57 AM

Ukraine says Russia deployed 16,000 new troops to Crimea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia has deployed roughly 16,000 troops to Ukraine's autonomous region of Crimea since last week, Kiev's U.N. Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev said on Monday.

"Beginning from 24 February, approximately 16,000 Russian troops have been deployed in Crimea by the military ships, helicopters, cargo airplanes from the neighbouring territory of the Russian Federation," Sergeyev told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the crisis in his country.

(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Chris Reese)

advertisement

  1. Cops detain 15-year-old teenager for allegedly raping mother
  2. Anger over drinking water with faecal bacteria goes viral
  3. A black Friday for Malaysians
  4. Hacker targets info on MH370 probe
  5. MRT Corp CEO quits over fatal incident at construction site
  6. Armoured vehicle overturns, two soldiers killed
  7. Respect current leadership, Zahid tells Dr Mahathir
  8. Bacteria in your drinking water
  9. To wear scarf or not to wear scarf
  10. Pupil forced to perform oral sex

advertisement

advertisement