UNITED NATIONS, April 13 Russia has amassed tens
of thousands of well-equipped troops near the Ukrainian border
in addition to the 25,000 troops it recently moved into Crimea,
which Moscow seized last month, Britain's U.N. ambassador said
"Satellite images show that there are between 35,000 and
40,000 Russian troops in the vicinity of the border with Ukraine
equipped with combat aircraft, tanks, artillery and logistical
support units," Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said.
"This is in addition to the 25,000 Russia troops based
illegally in Crimea," Lyall Grant added in his speech during an
emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Ukraine.
(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Eric Walsh)