- Russia may soon invade Ukraine, says US military intelligence, who have recorded 130 000 Russian troops at the Ukraine border
- US military intelligence predicts that Russian president Vladimir Putin is planning an attack on Ukraine soon, but the precise date and magnitude is not known at present
- Russia is rumoured to have 70% of the weapons and ammunition that it requires to invade Ukraine
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KYIV - Ukraine is currently under threat of a Russian invasion, as Russia has allegedly amassed 70% of the weapons and ammunition it needs to conduct a full-scale invasion. The conflict could result in over 50 000 civilian deaths if it goes ahead.
US military intelligence predicts that Russian president Vladimir Putin is planning an attack on Ukraine soon, but the precise date and magnitude is not known at present. However, they added that it could be on the level of a World War Two battle.
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According to Business Insider, US officials are hopeful that the situation can be remedied with a diplomatic solution and that conflict can be avoided altogether. However, there are currently 130 000 Russian troops just outside Ukraine's border.
The US denies intentions to start a war
The US has deployed 3 000 troops to Eastern Europe, but denies that its intentions are related to warmongering. Despite rumours to the contrary, President Joe Biden claims that the purpose of the deployment is to defend European NATO territory from a Russian invasion, News24 reports.
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Jake Sullivan, the US national security advisor, said that Russia had escalated its firepower to such an extent that an attack or invasion could happen at any time. They need to prepare their response ahead of time so that they are prepared.
"President Biden has rallied our allies. He's reinforced and reassured our partners on the eastern flank, he's provided material support to the Ukrainians, and he's offered the Russians a diplomatic path," Sullivan said.
Reactions to the US involvement in the Russia-Ukraine conflict
"I once told a group of people that the hammer and sickle are treated the same as a swastika in Ukraine. They were shocked to learn that. I’m looking forward to the day when the regular people will be educated enough to not be shocked by this information."
"It could be 1,000,000 casualties if it all goes wrong within a few days."
"Could someone explain to me like I'm a five-year-old why Russia doesn't like Ukraine?"
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The young boy, Rayan Oram, had been trapped in the well for five days and sadly passed away on Sunday.
Moroccan King Mohammed VI called the parents to share the tragic news with them that their sad had not made it.
Source: Briefly News