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Russia general: Eastern Ukraine is Moscow's 'red line'

A former senior Russian military official has warned that any attempt by the Ukrainian government to take back eastern Ukraine by military means could lead to a full-scale Russian intervention.

Speaking to the BBC, the retired general, Evgeny Buzhinsky, said the movement of Ukrainian troops across the current ceasefire line might trigger a Russian response.

The warning comes as Russia continues the strengthening of its armed forces.

Bridget Kendall asked him what Russia perceived as the biggest threat.