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Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia has “absolutely no intention and no interests” in ordering its armed forces to cross over the Ukrainian border, Reuters reports.

In an interview with Russian state television on March 29, Lavrov said the divisions between Moscow and the West on the Ukrainian crisis are “getting closer,” adding that recent contacts had shown the outlines of a "possible joint initiative which could be presented to our Ukrainian colleagues."

Ukraine's National Security Service chief Andriy Parubiy has said that some 100,000 Russian troops were massed on Ukraine's border.