World Russia is increasing combat readiness in eastern Ukraine, defense ministry warns
The British military is not preparing to fight Russia in Ukraine
The Daily Mirror reports that 600 British Army combat personnel have been put on alert to deploy to Ukraine. This takes place as Russia consolidates its already significant military presence around Ukrainian borders. © Provided by Washington Examiner That said, caution is needed in reaction to the British newspaper's reporting. After all, the Daily Mirror refers to a unit that is always on high readiness status. Put another way, it doesn't appear that any other British military units have had their alert status upgraded.
- Ukraine said Russian was increasing "combat readiness" and conducting exercises in Donetsk and Luhansk.
- Both Ukraine and the US recently warned that Russia could be preparing to invade Ukraine soon.
- Experts also say it's a very real possibility.
Ukraine's defense ministry warned that Russia was stepping up its "combat readiness" in Ukraine.
on Tuesday, it said that Russia "is increasing the combat readiness of the Russian occupation forces in the temporarily occupied territory in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions."
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It said that Russia ran "large-scale command and staff exercises" on Monday, including pulling up reserve troops.
It comes amid heightened warnings that Russia may be preparing to invade Ukraine.
The US is warning allies that Russia could decide to invade Ukraine in the next few months and could deploy around 100,000 troops to Ukraine,
Experts told Insider's Ryan Pickrell that Russia invading Ukraine is a "very real possibility."
Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in 2014. Russian-backed separatists are also fighting in eastern Ukraine.
The head of Ukraine's defense intelligence agencyon Saturday that Russia already has around 100,000 troops on its border with Ukraine, and that Russia was preparing for a possible attack that could come in early 2022.
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NATO has asked Russia to "reduce tensions and de-escalate" as Kyiv increases its calls to join the U.S-led alliance to counter the threat from Moscow.With Russian tanks moving west towards Ukraine months after a similar buildup caused outrage, NATO's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Moscow on Friday of the risk of "miscalculation.