Ukraine Conflict 'Could Be Biggest Since World War II'

Ukraine Conflict 'Could Be Biggest Since World War II'

Andrew H. Sweet

Russian forces on border with ukraine

A Russian invasion of Ukraine could trigger the biggest conflict in Europe since the Second World War, the head of the armed forces warned yesterday.

The assessment is based on the latest intelligence reports of Russian troop movements on the Ukrainian border.

The number of President Putin's forces massing in striking distance of Russia's pro-Western neighbor appears to be growing by the day.

At least 90,000 soldiers, backed by hundreds of heavy artillery weapons and tanks, are already in place, and reports suggest this figure could rise to 175,000 personnel by early next year.

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