Putin Troop Buildup Near Ukraine Raises Concerns of Potential 2022 Invasion, U.S. Officials Say
WASHINGTON—Russian President Vladimir Putin is amassing a power predicted to overall 175,000 troops near Russia’s border with Ukraine, giving him the ability for a potential invasion of his neighbor by early 2022, Biden administration officials explained Friday.
The officials, citing new intelligence studies that include pictures from spy satellites, mentioned the Russian armed forces buildup differs markedly from an previously massing of troops in the spring. When done, they reported, it will be 2 times the dimension of that earlier buildup. In addition, Russia has embarked on a fast mobilization of reservists.