Russian military build-up continues at Ukraine border - NATO

"We see no sign that this build-up is stopping or slowing down. On the contrary, it continues," he told reporters at NATO headquarters, after a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Stoltenberg said there were Russian combat-ready troops, tanks and artillery on the border.

The Kremlin denies any plan to invade Ukraine. It says it has legitimate security interests in the region and on Wednesday handed proposals to the United States that NATO should not expand eastwards or place new weapons systems near Russia's borders.

Meanwhile, EU leaders meeting for a summit in Brussels will warn of "massive consequences" if Russia were to invade Ukraine, according to a draft final summit statement seen by Reuters.

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