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    Russian Military members greet Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Coastal Cluster Olympic Village ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Athletes Village on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    Russia has started to build a huge military base housing ammunition depots and barracks for several thousand soldiers near the Ukrainian border, a project that suggests the Kremlin is digging in for a prolonged stand-off with Kiev.

    The base, when completed, will even have its own swimming pool, skating rink and barber shop, according to public documents.

    NATO has accused Russia of using makeshift bases for sending soldiers and hardware into Ukraine to support pro-Russian separatists fighting Kiev.