Russia has 'brought in extra 6,000 troops' to Ukraine

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Ukraine's Defence Minister said Russia has recently brought 6,000 additional troops into the country.

He added that the Ukrainian military was on high alert in the Crimea region.

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Armed servicemen wait in Russian army vehicles outside a Ukranian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava.
Armed servicemen wait in Russian army vehicles outside a Ukranian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava. Credit: Reuters

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