A Ukrainian serviceman takes his position a in Debaltseve, September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Russia said emphatically on Tuesday it did not want Ukraine to become a NATO member, describing such a possibility as an "unprecedented challenge to European security".NATO has left the door open to membership for Ukraine on condition that it meets certain criteria.Kiev's tilt towards the West, including the signing of an association agreement with the European Union, sparked the current crisis with Russia.On Tuesday, Russia's envoy reiterated a warning to the EU against imposing sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
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