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26th Aug 2016

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Russia doubles battalions near Ukraine border: Report

Russia has roughly doubled the number of battalions it has near the border with Ukraine, reports the New York Times. The paper cites Western officials estimating that Russia has built up 17 battalions — totalling 19,000 to 21,000 troops - within a few miles of the border.

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