Only a few weeks after withdrawing troops from Ukraine, Russia has once again begun a build-up of its army on the border.
Last month, Putin ordered his military to withdraw from the border in an apparent attempt to ease the crisis, and NATO confirmed that the bulk of an estimated 40,000 Russian troops had pulled back.
But on Thursday, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that Russia has deployed a few thousand additional troops to the border, calling it “a very regrettable step backward.”
“If they’re deployed to seal the border and stop the flow of weapons and fighters, that would be a positive step. But that’s not what we’re seeing,” Rasmussen said in London.
Read more: CTV News