New Russian buildup seen as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine

June 19, 2014 7:13 PM

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New Russian buildup seen as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW -- Russia is resuming its military buildup along the Ukrainian border in an apparent attempt to intimidate its neighbour, NATO's chief said Thursday as Ukrainian government forces unleashed a major offensive against pro-Moscow insurgents.

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, voicing strong concern about the Ukrainian military onslaught.

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