Russia prepares an offensive against Ukraine with up to 175,000 soldiers in early 2022, reports The Washington Post, while Kiev warned that Moscow plans a great attack next month.
Moscow's plans "involve a wide movement of tactical groups of 100 battalions with an estimated number of 175,000 people, along with tanks, artillery and equipment," said an official of the US administration on the condition of anonymity.
Although the Pentagon said he would not comment on intelligence issues, he said he was "deeply concerned about the evidence that Russia has made plans for aggressive actions against Ukraine."
"We continue to support the description in the region and a diplomatic resolution of the East Ukraine," said Pentagon spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Tony Semeloth.
According to the newspaper, which is based on US intelligence documents, Moscow has deployed 50 tactical groups combat four points, as well as tanks and artillery.
These entry and exit movements of the border are aimed at causing uncertainty, informed The Washington Post, citing its sources.
US President Joe Biden said first thing about the day he prepared new measures to stop any Russian attempt to invade Ukraine after both Washington and Kiev reported that Moscow had concentrated troops near his border.
Ukrainian defense minister Oleksiy Reznikov, estimated that Russia has about 100,000 soldiers near the border. Russia denies that you are concentrating troops on the border between both countries.
"The most likely moment to reach the just preparation preparation will be at the end of January" Next, said Reznikov to Parliament in Kiev.
After a meeting with his Russian counterpart on Thursday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington had "a deep concern about Russia's plans to renew aggression against Ukraine."
Blinken warned Moscow from "serious consequences" if Russia "decides to look for confrontation".
Biden and Russian president Vladimir Putin will deal with the theme by video call, as both parties confirmed on Friday.
American president told reporters in Washington who was gathering what he says will be "the most complete and significant set of initiatives to be very, very difficult for (Russian President, Vladimir) Putin go ahead and do what people You are concerned that I can do. "
Moscow took Crimea to Ukraine in 2014 and has since supported the separatists fighting against Kiev in eastern country. The conflict has left more than 13,000 dead.Date Of Update: 09 December 2021, 01:15