Ukraine says Russian troops came close to border

by Reuters
Friday, 25 April 2014 08:53 GMT

KIEV, April 25 (Reuters) - Russian troops conducting exercises close to the Ukrainian frontier this week came within one kilometre of the border but did not cross, Ukraine's defence minister was quoted as saying on Friday by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

Saying that a column of Russian forces had approached to within 1 km (1,100 yards) of the border and that aircraft had also taken part in the manoeuvres, Mykhailo Koval added: "Ukraine's armed forces are ready to repel any aggression." (Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Richard Balmforth)

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