Tensions rise over Russian border build-up

News Today 04.12.2021

Russia has been building up its military forces close to the Ukrainian border. According to Ukrainian officials and those in Western nations , Moscow has amassed more than 92,000 troops around 300 km from the Russian border with the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. This territory is a conflict zone where Ukraine has been battling Russia-backed separatists. While Ukraine and the West have accused Russia of preparing for an invasion, Russia has, in turn, accused the West of ‘anti-Russia’ hysteria. With tensions escalating, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warned on Wednesday that Washington will be “prepared to act” if Russia invades Ukraine. (Read More)

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