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Russia has gathered up to 190,000 personnel in and near Ukraine: US

Russia has gathered up to 190,000 personnel in and near Ukraine: US

"This is the most significant military mobilization in Europe since the Second World War," US said.

Servicemen are seen near the village of Zolote, disengagement area of government and Russian-backed rebel troops, in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, Ukraine (Photo: Reuters) Servicemen are seen near the village of Zolote, disengagement area of government and Russian-backed rebel troops, in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, Ukraine (Photo: Reuters)

Russia's build-up of military personnel threatening Ukraine probably totals up to 190,000, the U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said in a statement to an OSCE meeting on the Ukraine crisis on Friday.

"We assess that Russia probably has massed between 169,000-190,000 personnel in and near Ukraine as compared with about 100,000 on January 30," Michael Carpenter told the meeting, which Russia did not attend.

"This is the most significant military mobilization in Europe since the Second World War."

Published on: Feb 18, 2022, 6:53 PM IST
Posted by: Mohammad Haaris Beg, Feb 18, 2022, 6:49 PM IST