06a87a1c812be876e2a19547b94dfcbe_20140218_zaa_n230_184Russian military forces continued massing within six miles of Ukraine’s eastern border regions as tensions increased over Moscow’s so far bloodless attempt to take control of the country by force under the pretext of protecting ethnic Russians. In Kiev, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebiynis said the massing of Russian forces near Ukraine’s eastern border appeared to be preparation for a military invasion, Ukraine’s Unian news agency reported. Border troops reported Russian forces massing near borders in the Kharkiv, Luhansk, and Donetsk regions. MORE