This winter, Russia placed approximately 130,000 troops near its border with Ukraine, heightening fears of the first attack war between Russia and Ukraine. Western powers have given warning the Kremlin against every action in the war between Russia and Ukraine, warning that if it assaults its neighbor, it will face punishment.
In new news, Russia has declared to be de-escalating the condition and released a video purporting to show columns of heavy weaponry and forces having left the annexed Crimea region, with UK minister of defense Ben Wallace claiming that the latest intelligence indicates that 60% of Russia’s soldiers, as well as important naval power at sea, are still on the Ukrainian border.
“On the opposite, it indicates Russia maintains its military build-up,” said Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in response to Moscow’s claim. In the meantime, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz became the latest Western politician to meet with Vladimir Putin in the hopes of achieving progress in the peace process between Russia and Ukraine.