Ukraine war: Half a million Russian soldiers massed on Ukrainian border

Israel National News reports: “Russia is planning a major offensive to coincide with the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian Defense Minister, Oleksii Reznikov. Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

Reznikov noted that Russia mobilized 300 thousand conscripted soldiers last September, but said that assessments of the number of troops massed at the border indicate that up to half a million soldiers are being readied for battle.

‘We do not underestimate our enemy,’ Reznikov told French media. ‘Officially, they announced 300,000, but when we see the troops at the borders, according to our assessments it is much more.’

Last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that Russian forces were trying to make gains in order to showcase their progress by the war’s first anniversary, adding that the situation in the Donetsk province was dire…”

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