HUFFINGTON POST
07/25/2014 01:11 pm ET Updated Jul 25, 2014

15,000 Russian Troops Amassed Along Ukraine Border: U.S. Ambassador To NATO

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ASPEN, Colorado, July 25 (Reuters) - Russia has now amassed around 15,000 troops along the border with Ukraine, the U.S. ambassador to NATO said on Friday, offering a higher figure than one previously cited by the Pentagon.

U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute offered the estimate during a security forum in Colorado, saying there were "now up again over about 15,000 Russian troops amassed along the border with Ukraine." (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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