NATO says Russia could be poised to invade Ukraine

August 6, 2014 11:13 AM

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NATO says Russia could be poised to invade Ukraine

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia has amassed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine's eastern border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian or peace-keeping mission to invade, NATO said on Wednesday.

Stating the conflict in Ukraine was fueled by Russia, NATO said in a statement that the troop build-up had further escalated "a dangerous situation".

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