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Putin ready to attack Ukraine any time: Kiev security chief

Published on Mar 23, 2014 7:06 PM
 
People watch fireworks as the word "Russia" is projected onto a government building during celebrations on the main square of the Crimean city of Simferopol March 21, 2014.  Russian President Vladimir Putin's troops are ready to attack Ukraine at any time, Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council chief Andriy Parubiy warned on Sunday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's troops are ready to attack Ukraine at any time, Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council chief Andriy Parubiy warned on Sunday.

"The aim of Putin is not Crimea, but all of Ukraine... His troops massed at the border are ready to attack at any moment," Mr Parubiy told thousands of demonstrators gathered in central Kiev.