The Kremlin says Russian military movements near Ukraine do not pose a threat

The Kremlin said Monday that Russian military movements near the common border with Ukraine do not pose a threat to Ukraine or anyone else, and that Moscow is moving troops around its country as it sees fit.

Last week, NATO expressed concern about the large increase in Russian troops near eastern Ukraine, and because Russia has warned that a serious escalation of the conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region could “destroy” Ukraine.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters at a conference call on Monday that Russia has always monitored its own security.

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