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NATO, Russia to have talks over Ukraine tomorrow

AP  |  Brussels 

The alliance today accused of continued violations of its international commitments and Ukraine's sovereignty and said it will directly confront Moscow with the allegations during a special meeting.

"We will engage with in the NATO-council" to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine's southern Crimean peninsula, Secretary-General said following today's meeting of alliance ambassadors assessing the crisis.

Russia took over the Crimean peninsula on Saturday, placing its troops around the region's military bases and border posts.

Today, tensions remained high with troops loyal to Moscow firing warning shots to ward off protesting Ukrainian soldiers.

"Despite repeated calls by the international community, Russia continues to violate Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and continues to violate its international commitments," Rasmussen said.

"allies stand together in spirit of strong solidarity in this grave crisis," he added.

Rasmussen has said Russia's military intervention in Ukraine is in violation of the UN charter and threatens peace and security in Europe.

First Published: Tue, March 04 2014. 23:12 IST