Russia has 9,000 troops in Ukraine, Poroshenko tells Davos forum




 
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January 21st, 2015  
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Topic: Russia has 9,000 troops in Ukraine, Poroshenko tells Davos forum


By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Noah Barkin DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Wednesday of sending 9,000 troops to back separatist rebels in the east of his country, and the IMF chief said she backed extra financial help for Kiev as the conflict inflicts severe economic damage. Moscow challenged Poroshenko to present facts to prove his allegations. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Poroshenko made one of Kiev's boldest assertions yet that Russia's military is directly involved in a conflict in which more than 4,800 people have died since last April.




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