'No sign' of Russian pullout from Ukraine border, NATO says
Rasmussen says 'no threat against allies will succeed'01 April, 17:20
On Monday Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly told German Chancellor Angela Merkel he had ordered a partial withdrawal of Russian troops near the eastern border of Ukraine, where Moscow is believed to have massed tens of thousands of soldiers since its annexation of Crimea last month.
Russia's aggression against Ukraine "challenges our vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace," said the NATO chief, adding that NATO ministers would make clear that its actions are unacceptable. "We will take decisions on which cooperation with Russia is still appropriate. Because through its actions, Russia has undermined the principles on which our partnership is built, and has breached its own international commitments. So we cannot go on doing business as usual," he concluded.