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Russia denounces arrival of U.S. military trainers in Ukraine
Russia denounces arrival of U.S. military trainers in Ukraine

Russia's Foreign Ministry on Thursday called the arrival of U.S. military trainers in western Ukraine a “provocation” and warned Ukrainians that they should rethink the consequences of hosting Western forces. “U.S.-Ukrainian military drills in the western Ukrainian Lviv region threaten Russia's security,” ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement carried by the official Tass news agency. A top NATO commander lambasted Russia in turn in a fashion reminiscent of the Cold War, a reflection of the crisis that now afflicts East-West relations after two decades of hope for an end to the bipolar world. At an event in Riga, the Latvian...

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