Ukraine fears Russian attack in early 2022, Military Times says

by Daily Sabah

A top Ukrainian defense official said early Sunday that Russia has more than 92,000 soldiers gathered around Ukraine’s borders and is also preparing for an attack, Military Times said in a report on Sunday as the United States sent its Navy to the Black Sea to help Ukraine respond to possible Russian aggression.

Brig. Gen. Kyrylo Budanov told Military Times in an exclusive interview that Russian forces are planning to invade Ukraine “by the end of January or beginning of February.”

Budanov also told the website that he fears “amphibious assaults in Odessa and Mariupul” and a “smaller incursion through neighboring Belarus.”

Meanwhile, a ship carrying two refitted former U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats designed to beef up the Ukrainian Navy transited the Dardanelles strait.

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