The U.S. has shared intelligence including maps with European allies that shows a buildup of Russian troops and artillery to prepare for a rapid, large-scale push into Ukraine from multiple locations if President Vladimir Putin decided to invade.
That intelligence has been conveyed to some NATO members over the past week to back up U.S. concerns about Putin’s possible intentions and an increasingly frantic diplomatic effort to deter him from any incursion, with European leaders engaging directly with the Russian president.
The information lays out a scenario where troops would cross into Ukraine from Crimea, the Russian border and via Belarus, with about 100 battalion tactical groups — potentially around 100,000 soldiers.
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The U.S. has shared intelligence with European allies that shows a buildup of Russian troops and artillery to prepare for a rapid, large-scale push into Ukraine if President Vladimir Putin decides to invade, sources say https://t.co/gujV11K4bz via @bpolitics
— Benjamin Harvey (@BenjaminHarvey) November 22, 2021