Home > News > World
Wednesday April 30, 2014 MYT 6:55:02 PM
Wednesday April 30, 2014 MYT 6:56:17 PM
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's armed forces are on full military alert in case of a Russian invasion, the country's acting president said on Wednesday, reiterating concern over Russian troops massed on the border.
"I once again return to the real danger of the Russian Federation beginning a land war against Ukraine," Oleksander Turchinov told a meeting of regional governors in Kiev, Interfax-Ukraine reported.
"Our armed forces have been put on full military readiness," he said.
Russia says it has no plan to invade eastern Ukraine following its annexation of the Crimean peninsula in March, but Turchinov's remark made clear the pro-Western government in Kiev saw no reason to reduce the readiness of its armed forces.
Kiev, however, accuses Moscow of orchestrating an armed uprising in the industrial east by Russian-speaking separatists who have seized government buildings in a strong of towns and cities, largely unopposed by police.
(Reporting and writing by Matt Robinson, Editing by Timothy Heritage)
Ukraine army on alert to repel possible rebel attack near key port - military source
Yanukovich request for Russian military aid is invalid - Ukraine
Russia: Yanukovich asks Putin for Russian military in Ukraine
Ukraine detains Russian military attaché for spying
Ukraine warns Moscow against Russian military movements in Crimea
Protests in Ferguson dwindle, mass arrests at California rallies
Ukraine puts on parliamentary show of unity in message to Russia
EU's Juncker survives no-confidence vote over tax deals
British detective writer P. D. James dies, aged 94
Iran Supreme Leader says not opposed to extension of nuclear talks
Suicide bomber kills five in attack on British embassy car in Kabul - officials
Thankful just to arrive on snowy U.S. holiday with power out, travel delays
Dragon Age: Inquisition — An expansive and unforgettable journey
New fast-food chains bet on clean eating
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)