The Russian leader has been building up his troops and military hardware on Ukraine’s northern, eastern and southern flanks for weeks now.
Analysts are increasingly pessimistic that an invasion of the country is inevitable.
And now the final pieces of the jigsaw appear to be falling into place.
Michael Kofman, the director of Russia Studies at the Center of Naval Analyses, tweeted: “Seeing the last main pieces of this buildup. 1st GTA generating more BTGs. Same for Airborne.
“Tactical bombers deploying to nearby airfields (Su-34s). Helicopters taking up forward staging. District lvl support assets pulling up to the border.”
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