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Russia can muster 175,000 soldiers

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Russia may be about to muster up to 175,000 troops along the border with Ukraine. It appears from documents from the US intelligence that the Washington Post has read them. According to American observers, the mobilization may indicate that Russia is planning to launch a multi-front attack on Ukraine early next year.

According to the documents, which included satellite images, the Russian soldiers, along with combat vehicles and artillery, are gathered in four positions along the border.

According to Ukraine, the Russian military exercises conducted earlier this year were actually a rehearsal for an imminent invasion. Russia, for its part, said that the West and NATO were behind the escalation of eastward expansion. President Vladimir Putin had previously said that NATO would cross the red line if Ukraine became a member or if the defense alliance puts weapons into the country.

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It is currently estimated that there are about 100,000 Russian soldiers on the border (Washington Post)

Mobilization is estimated to be twice as large as last year (CNN)

US Army Chief of Staff: I am very concerned (Dagens Nyheter)

Read more about the conflict in Ukraine on Omni

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