Russia Says Will Retaliate if U.S. Weapons Stationed on Its Borders

Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW/WARSAW (Reuters) – A plan by Washington to station tanks and heavy weapons in NATO states on Russia’s border would be the most aggressive U.S. act since the Cold War, and Moscow would retaliate by beefing up its own forces, a Russian defense official said on Monday.

Obama Says Russian Troops Operating in Ukraine


KRUEN, Germany (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that Russian forces continue to operate in eastern Ukraine despite Moscow’s denials and the world’s major industrial democracies stood ready to impose significantly tougher sanctions if necessary.

Russia Masses Heavy Firepower on Border with Ukraine

Tanks are seen on a freight train shortly after its arrival at a railway station in the Russian southern town of Matveev Kurgan

KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week.