NATO warns Russia over 'blatant violations' in Ukraine conflict

Military attaches examine a Russian weapons cache displayed in Kiev on August 29, 2014NATO warned Russia on Friday over what it described as a “blatant violation” of Ukraine’s sovereignty after the West accused Moscow of direct involvement in the escalating conflict. Fears of a wider confrontation have spiralled after NATO said Russia had sent troops to fight in Ukraine and funnelled huge amounts of heavy weaponry to pro-Kremlin rebels in what Kiev branded an invasion. “This is not an isolated action, but part of a dangerous pattern over many months to destabilise Ukraine as a sovereign nation,” NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said, describing the massing of Russian troops on the border as a “blatant violation” of Ukrainian sovereignty.

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