Policemen leave their position from the regional administration building in eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on April 9, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ ANATOLIY STEPANOV)
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Armed pro-Russian militants holed up in the headquarters of Ukraine's security agency in Lugansk Wednesday refused to give up their arms and vowed to fight off any efforts by the state to dislodge them, as NATO said that American troops could be deployed to alliance nations in Eastern Europe which feel at risk.For the fringe for whom the most important thing is conflict, they will be met with force," he told reporters in Kiev.However his threats did little to sway the militants in Lugansk, only 60 kilometers from the border with Russia, whose military buildup along Ukraine's eastern flank has raised fears Moscow could step in on the grounds that Russian-speakers there need "protection". Wednesday, NATO's top military commander in Europe said measures to counter Russia's threats against Ukraine could include deployment of American troops to alliance nations in Eastern Europe also feeling at risk.Foreign ministers of the 28-nation alliance have given Breedlove until Tuesday to propose steps to reassure NATO members nearest Russia that other alliance countries have their back.
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