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Russia tests missiles as Ukraine militants defy call for vote delay
Russia tests missiles as Ukraine militants defy call for vote delay

A day after claiming to have withdrawn thousands of Russian troops from Ukraine’s border, Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin presided over East bloc military maneuvers Thursday that included tests of Russia’s nuclear forces and live firing of intercontinental ballistic missiles. NATO leaders said they had yet to see any evidence of Russia having moved the 40,000-plus troops amassed on Ukraine’s border. And despite Putin’s claim that Thursday's exercises had been planned since November, the unexpected display of the former Soviet empire’s surviving destructive powers was likely to ratchet up tensions in the region. In Brussels, North Atlantic Treaty...

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