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NATO reports new Russian troop build-up near Ukraine

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NATO on Thursday reported another build-up of Russian forces near Ukraine as its new president put in place key pieces of his pro-Western government and embraced an EU trade pact that has been bitterly fought by the Kremlin. 

This handout picture released by the Ukrainian Presidential press-service in Kiev on June 19, 2014, shows President Petro Poroshenko (C), outgoing FM Andriy Deshchytsya (R) and newly appointed FM Pavlo Klimkin (L) at the Foreign Ministry

Ukraine's parliament unanimously confirmed as foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin -- a charismatic 46-year-old ambassador to Germany who had spearheaded the EU negotiations and now represents Poroshenko at closed-door talks with Moscow.

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