The Kremlin is planning a multi-front offensive in Ukraine early next year using 100 tactical battalions with an estimated 175,000 soldiers, along with armored vehicles, artillery and other equipment. The Washington Post wrote, citing US executives and unclassified US intelligence documents, including satellite images. The documents show the build-up of Russian forces in four locations along the Ukrainian border and the current presence of 50 tactical battalions. “Russian plans anticipate a military offensive against Ukraine in early 2022 with a scale of forces twice what we saw last spring during Russian rapid exercises near the Ukrainian border,” an executive stated below. He added that “the plans include expanded movements of 100 tactical battalions, with an estimated number of 175,000 soldiers, in addition to armored vehicles, artillery and other equipment.” However, the United States estimates that Moscow currently has 70,000 troops near the Ukrainian border, compared to about 94,000 soldiers reported by Kiev. The warning from American 007 comes on the eve of the upcoming virtual summit between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.
Biden will express his concerns about Russian activity on the Ukrainian border In a virtual summit with Vladimir Putin, President Joe Biden intends to highlight US concerns about Russian military activity on the border with Ukraine and US support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. This was stated by a source from the White House.
Moscow: ‘The United States wants to aggravate the situation around Ukraine’ The United States is carrying out a special operation to aggravate the situation around Ukraine by holding Russia responsible. “Based on provocative actions near the Russian border, accompanied by a letter of accusation to Moscow.” This was stated by the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, to the Kommersant. “The Russian armed forces on Russian soil are a legitimate sovereign right,” Zakharova emphasized, adding that “based on NATO’s actions in the region, the American press should be concerned about aggressive actions not on the part of Russia but on the part of the United States.”
A virtual summit between Putin and Biden on Tuesday A virtual summit between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden will take place amid tensions over Ukraine on Tuesday. It was announced by the Kremlin.
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