Satellites Show Russia Mobilizing

    Russian soldiers sit atop their tank during military exercises in the southern Russia's Volgograd region, on April 3, 2014. Russian troops deployed close to the Ukrainian border will return to base after completing their exercises, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said yesterday. NATO said earlier this week it had stepped back from a floated idea to reinforce the alliance's military presence in countries bordering Russia, preferring for now to suspend cooperation with Moscow and give more time to talks. AFP PHOTO / ANDREY KRONBERG        (Photo credit should read ANDREY KRONBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Satellite photographs from NATO were released on Thursday that showed Russian fighter jets and tanks massed near Ukraine's border. The equipment was captured by the commercial satellite imaging company DigitalGlobe, and the photographs come after Moscow accused NATO of exaggerating the situation. NATO's release came on the same day that Vladimir Putin threatened to cut back gas sales to Ukraine.

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