NATO Warns Russia Against Further Intervention in Ukraine Would Be “Historic Mistake”

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the current Ukrainian crisis is greatest challenge to European security in our time.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen also warned Russia today that further intervention in Ukraine would be a “historic mistake”
The BBC reported:

Nato has warned Russia that further intervention in Ukraine would be a “historic mistake” with grave consequences.

Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Moscow must pull back troops it has massed on the Ukrainian border.

On Tuesday, Ukraine regained control of one of the government buildings occupied by pro-Russian activists in the east of the country.

Moscow has said that using force to end the protests could lead to civil war.

However, in Luhansk, officials said “radicals” occupying the state security building had placed explosives and were holding about 60 people against their will. Activists in the building denied having explosives or hostages but said they had seized an armoury full of automatic rifles.

Kiev says the unrest in the east is being fomented by Russia following its annexation of the Crimean peninsula.

Russia took control in Crimea – where Russian-speakers are in a majority – after a disputed referendum.

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