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Russia still building forces on Ukraine border, says top Nato official

Nato secretary general contradicts president Vladimir Putin’s claim of ‘partial’ withdrawal

Russia is building up its military forces on Ukraine’s border with more troops on their way, contradicting Moscow’s claims of a drawdown, Nato’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, has said.

Despite suggestions from the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, on Tuesday that a “partial” withdrawal was in effect, Stoltenberg warned that Russian military capability was only increasing in number and strength.

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