Britain concerned about Russia military build-up on Ukraine border

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab walks outside Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has significant concerns over the buildup of Russian forces on the Ukraine border and wants to de-escalate the situation, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday.

More than 100,000 Russian troops have massed on Ukraine's border and in annexed Crimea, the office of the EU's top diplomat has said.

"We have significant concerns about the recent Russian military buildup of forces on Ukraine's border," Raab told lawmakers.

"We're working with out allies... and our objective is to deter Russia, reassure Ukraine and to de-escalate the situation."

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by William James)