NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen chairs a NATO foreign ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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NATO sees no sign that Russia is withdrawing troops from the Ukraine border and will look at all options to boost the alliance's defences, its secretary-general said on Tuesday.Some NATO members are cautious about taking steps that could aggravate the crisis, particularly after Moscow said on Monday it had pulled some troops back from near the Ukrainian border.But a NATO military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Russia still had some 35,000-40,000 troops stationed near the border and that there was no sign of any significant reduction in their numbers.The United States and its allies have made clear they have no military plans to defend Ukraine, which is not a NATO member.
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