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DONETSK---As the steadily advancing Ukrainian
army sets its sights on reclaiming the largest rebel-
held city in eastern Ukraine, tension is building
over whether a large Russian army lying in wait
just across the border will step in to protect the
President Vladimir Putin has resisted mounting
pressure from Russian nationalists to send the army
in to back the mutiny in eastern Ukraine. Even though
the US and NATO would be unlikely to respond mil-
itarily, the West would be certain to impose major
sanctions that would put the shaky Russian economy
on its knees---and quickly erode Putin s power.
"When you see the build-up of Russian troops
and the sophistication of those troops, the training
of those troops, the heavy military equipment that s
being put along that border, of course it s a reality.
It s a threat, it s a possibility---absolutely," US Defence
Secretary Chuck Hagel said yesterday.
US and NATO officials say there are now about
20,000 Russian troops massed just east of Ukraine.
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have
been fighting the Kiev government since April. Ukraine
and Western countries have accused Moscow of
backing the mutiny with weapons and soldiers, a
claim the Russian government has repeatedly denied.
The West has also accused Russia of most likely
providing the insurgents with surface-to-air missiles
that may have been used to shoot down a Malaysia
Airlines passenger jet over rebel-held territory on
July 17, killing all 298 people on board.
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said he believed
"the threat of a direct intervention (by Russia) is def-
initely greater than it was a few days ago, or two
Adding to the concern is Russia s proposal in recent
days for a humanitarian mission to eastern Ukraine.
"We share the concern that Russia could use the
pretext of a humanitarian or peacekeeping mission
to send troops into eastern Ukraine," NATO spokes-
woman Oana Lungescu said in an e-mailed state-
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said NATO Sec-
retary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit
Kiev today to meet President Petro Poroshenko and
Humanitarian concerns are rising as Ukrainian
forces come closer to encircling the city of Donetsk
and continue their fight against the pro-Russia rebels
in the large city of Luhansk.
Moscow has pushed for a cease-fire in the east,
but the Ukrainian government has appeared bent on
riding the momentum of a series of recent military
advances to crush the rebels.
Yesterday, Putin ordered government agencies to
draw up a list of food and agricultural products whose
import from countries that have already imposed
sanctions could be banned or limited for up to a year.
The order indicated that Russia has no inclination
to back down over Ukraine, but could show it is
trying to force a resolution to the conflict by non-
military means. (AP)
in Ukraine as...
Residents inspect the
damage after night
shelling on a market in
Airstrikes and artillery
fire between pro-
and Ukrainian troops
have brought the
violence closer than
ever to the city centre,
as Kiev's forces move
in on the rebel
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