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Russian Troops On the Border

3:19 PM, Jul 25, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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CNBC reports the U.S. ambassador to NATO, Douglas Lute, is saying that

Russia has now amassed around 15,000 troops along the border with Ukraine ... a higher figure than one previously cited by the Pentagon.

With the men, comes material as

U.S. intelligence also indicates that Russia plans to soon provide heavier and more sophisticated weaponry to Ukrainian separatists, a Pentagon spokesman said on Friday.

These reports confine themselves to capabilities, with neither Ambassador Lute nor the Pentagon spokesman saying anything about Russian intentions.

But they can’t be good.

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