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Russia to send troops to Crimea as NATO holds exercises in Ukraine

Sep 17, 2014    

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia threatened to send more troops to its newly-annexed territory of Crimea on Tuesday, after NATO began exercises in western Ukraine while Kiev's forces are fighting pro-Russian separatists in the east.Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the escalation of tensions in Ukraine and the presence of foreign military near Russia's borders made the deployment of troops a top priority in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in March."The situation in Ukraine has escalated sharply and the presence of foreign military has increased in the immediate vicinity of our border...

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