US warns Russia against Ukraine ‘aggression’ as NATO meets

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Riga (AFP) – The United States on Tuesday warned Russia of “serious consequences” if it launches an invasion of Ukraine, as NATO ministers looked to counter a military build-up by Moscow on its neighbour’s border.  The long-scheduled meeting of NATO top diplomats in Latvia’s capital Riga comes at a volatile moment along the bloc’s eastern flank as allies also grapple with a migrant crisis the West says is fuelled by Kremlin-backed Belarus. Western countries spearheaded by the United States worry that Moscow could be planning an incursion into Ukraine after accusing the Kremlin of massing tens …

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