Russia needs to withdraw its forces from Ukrainian territory - Stoltenberg
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday demanded that Russia withdraw its forces and military hardware from Ukraine and halt its support for pro-Moscow separatists battling Kiev.
“Russia needs to stop supporting the militants and withdraw its forces and military equipment from Ukrainian territory,” Stoltenberg said after a meeting of NATO defence ministers with their Ukrainian counterpart in Brussels.
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He said the US-led alliance will continue to stand by the government in Kiev and would never recognise Russia’s “illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea.”