Britain is concerned about building-up of Russian troops on Ukraine border

Source : 112 Ukraine

Britain wants to de-escalate the situation on the Ukrainian border
21:02, 20 April 2021

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Britain has significant concerns over the buildup of Russian forces on the Ukraine border and wants to de-escalate the situation. Reuters stated citing the foreign minister Dominic Raab.

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"We have significant concerns about the recent Russian military buildup of forces on Ukraine's border," Raab told lawmakers.

He added that they are working without allies, and their objective is to deter Russia, reassure Ukraine and de-escalate the situation.

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