| 1 February 2023, Wednesday |

Russian buildup at Ukraine border includes blood for wounded, U.S. officials say

In a detail reinforcing U.S. comments that Russia “clearly” now has the capability to move on its neighbour, three U.S. officials told Reuters that a Russian troop buildup along its border with Ukraine includes supplies of blood for the wounded,

The disclosure by the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, adds to growing U.S. concern that Russia could be preparing for a new invasion of Ukraine as it has amassed more than 100,000 troops near its borders.

The Russian Defence Ministry did not immediately respond to a written request for comment.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the West has not addressed Moscow’s main security demands in the crisis over the former Soviet state – but he said that it was ready to keep talking, offering some hope that an attack is not imminent.

  • Reuters