NATO remains vigilant and continues monitoring the situation / Photo from UNIAN

NATO warns Russia against escalating the situation in Ukraine amid the movement of Russian troops toward the Ukrainian border and ongoing ceasefire violations in Donbas.

"NATO will continue to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. We remain vigilant and continue monitoring the situation very closely," a NATO representative told the German media outlet WELT, as reported by the Ukrainian media outlet European Pravda.

He added that "destabilizing measures by Russia undermine all efforts to de-escalate tensions within the ceasefire agreement of July 27, 2020, concluded with the participation of the OSCE."

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"The Allies share concerns about Russia's large-scale military activities in and around Ukraine. The Allies are also concerned that Russia has violated the ceasefire since July 2020, which resulted in the deaths of four Ukrainian soldiers last week," he said.

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