PressTV: NATO backs Ukraine against Russia

August 8, 2014

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Fri Aug 8, 2014 11:42AM GMT

NATO has thrown its weight behind Ukraine in its standoff with Russia, calling on Moscow to “step back from the brink” of conflict by withdrawing its troops from the common border.

“I call on Russia to step back from the brink, step back from the border and not use peacekeeping as an excuse for war-making,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said during a visit to the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on Thursday.

The remarks by the chief of the US-led military alliance came after NATO said Russia has positioned 20,000 troops near the Ukrainian frontier.

In Kiev, the NATO chief met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Rasmussen claimed that Russia has been supporting activists in the volatile city…

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