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Vladimir Putin Ukraine Remark Nonsense: NATO Sec. Gen. Stoltenberg


Brussels (Jan. 27, 2015): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg dismissed as "nonsense" allegations made by Russian President Vladimir Putin that a NATO legion was fighting alongside Ukraine government troops in the east of the country.

"The statement that there is a NATO legion in Ukraine is nonsense. There is no NATO legion," Stoltenberg told reporters on Monday.

"The foreign forces in Ukraine are Russian, so I think that is in a way the problem, that there are Russian forces in Ukraine and Russia backs the separatists with equipment," he continued.