NATO fears Ukrainian crisis will lead to frozen conflict

15:30, 04 November 2014
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Russia's actions amid the crisis in eastern Ukraine could lead to the freezing of the conflict, which would in turn worsen Moscow’s relations with NATO, the alliance’s top general said on Monday.

NATO fears the Donbas conflict could worsen the alliance's relations with Moscow / Photo from

Supreme Commander of the European Combined Forces of the Alliance the General Philip Breedlove, speaking to journalists at a briefing, said that Moscow was shifting the border between Ukraine and Russia to the west, according to Russian news agency TASS.

"We see that we’re facing [border] demarcation and blurred Ukrainian-Russian boundaries," Breedlove said.

"I'm afraid that such conditions could lead to a frozen conflict," he said.

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