Home > News > World
Monday April 14, 2014 MYT 9:05:02 AM
Monday April 14, 2014 MYT 9:06:08 AM
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia has amassed tens of thousands of well-equipped troops near the Ukrainian border in addition to the 25,000 troops it recently moved into Crimea, which Moscow seized last month, Britain's U.N. ambassador said on Sunday.
"Satellite images show that there are between 35,000 and 40,000 Russian troops in the vicinity of the border with Ukraine equipped with combat aircraft, tanks, artillery and logistical support units," Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said.
"This is in addition to the 25,000 Russia troops based illegally in Crimea," Lyall Grant added in his speech during an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Ukraine.
(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Eric Walsh)
Russian military activity increases near Ukraine border since last week
Russia dismisses concerns in West, Ukraine over troops near border
Merkel: Still too many Russian troops near east Ukraine border
U.S. sees no indication of movement of Russian troops away from Ukraine border
More than 15,000 Russian troops along Ukraine border - U.S. envoy
Analysis - Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies
Greek PM offers 2015 election once bailout talks complete
Florida police officer dies on duty after getting shot, run over
Senior Chinese leader to visit Vietnam amid sea tension
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
BlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs
It’s ‘snowing’ in Penang
South Korea light on strikers for Asian Cup
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)