Cold War Reminiscence
Biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War
Ukraine Response: Tensions rise as Vladimir Putin mobilises all reservists and US Secretary of State John Kerry flies into Kiev
By Damien McElroy, in Kiev, Roland Oliphant in Simferopol and Peter Foster in Washington
Ukraine has mobilised for war amid warnings from Nato that Russia’s annexation of Crimea “threatens peace and security in Europe”.
With tension nearing boiling point, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Nato Secretary General, vowed the organisation would stand by Ukraine, a nation of 46 million which occupies a vital strategic position between Europe and Russia.
Speaking before he chaired an emergency meeting of ambassadors from the 28 Nato member states, he said: “Russia must stop its military activities and its threats.”
The United States dramatically instensifed pressure…
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