Ukraine defence chief warns of `great war` with Russia

Ukraine`s defence minister warned on Monday that a "great war" has broken out with Russia over his country`s future that could claim tens of thousands of lives.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 01, 2014, 21:45 PM IST

Kiev: Ukraine`s defence minister warned on Monday that a "great war" has broken out with Russia over his country`s future that could claim tens of thousands of lives.

"A great war has arrived at our doorstep -- the likes of which Europe has not seen since World War II. Unfortunately, the losses in such a war will be measured not in the hundreds but thousands and tens of thousands," Valeriy Geletey wrote in a Facebook post.