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Russian Tanks Rolling Into Ukraine's Capital 'Highly Likely': Lloyd Austin

Posted on AllSides February 20th, 2022
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On Sunday, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned that Russian tanks rolling into Ukraine's capital Kyiv is a "high likely" possibility as the Biden administration and NATO allies continue to warn that Moscow plans to invade its Eastern European neighbor.

Tensions have been high between Moscow and Kyiv since 2014, when Russia backed a separatist movement and annexed the Crimean peninsula. Russia has also supported Ukrainian separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk fighting against the central government in Kyiv.

The situation has escalated in recent weeks, however, with Russia amassing some 150,000 troops around Ukraine. President Joe Biden and Western European...

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