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RUSSIA KEEPS TROOPS IN BELARUS AMID UKRAINE FEARS.

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Russian President, Vladimir Putin and his ally Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko have extended military drills which were due to end on Sunday.

A statement cited the deterioration of the situation in east Ukraine as one reason for keeping an estimated thirty thousand Russian troops in Belarus.

Western leaders have accused Moscow of seeking a pretext to send in troops.

Russia has denied it plans to invade its neighbour.

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