Why Russia’s troop surge near Ukraine may really be a message to the West

Posted on AllSides November 27th, 2021
From The Center
Press Service of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Reuters/Christian Science Monitor

War clouds are gathering on the Russia-Ukraine border, as Moscow assembles a major force within striking distance of Kyiv for the second time this year.

The buildup of 100,000 troops and heavy equipment in Russia’s western military sector, near Ukraine, has raised the fears of some in Kyiv and Washington that an invasion is imminent.

Analysts say the threat is real and seems unlikely to be drawn down, as happened following what looks like a full dress rehearsal last spring, after the Biden administration agreed to a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and scaled...

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