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Is Russia about to launch a larger armed assault against its neighbour Ukraine?
Both Countries are now beefing up armoured Brigades along a line of conflict. Russia is squeezing Ukraine from 3 directions and may be about to replace Russian back rebels with regular Russian forces.
What will be the response of The EU, NATO, and most importantly US President Biden who is on record as saying he won't abandon an independent Ukraine?
On this Back Story Former U.S. Commander of U.S. forces in Europe. LT. General Ben Hodges says Ukraines army is much better equipped and trained than before.
James Sherr is a military expert and says Russian intentions are to test the Biden administration but Putin's intentions remain murky, although a growing conflict is possible.
And Paul Niland who runs Lifeline Ukraine, a mental health service for Ukrainian soldiers, says Putin is frightened a Ukrainian 'EuroMaidan' type revolution could come to Russia.