Pentagon spokesman: Russia has deployed about 100,000 troops on the border with Ukraine intent to invade Ukraine and does not consider them a bluff. This was announced by a high-ranking Pentagon official in a conversation with Fox News.
The channel's interlocutor confirmed the information that Russia has deployed about 100,000 troops on the border with Ukraine.
Earlier in December, The The Washington Post has published a map of Russia's offensive against Ukraine. According to US intelligence documents, Moscow plans to involve 100 battalion tactical groups of up to 175,000 troops in the offensive. As a spokesman for the US administration clarified on condition of anonymity, the scale of the forces “is twice that which we saw last spring during Russia's operational exercises near the borders of Ukraine.” the attack can occur in late January – early February. At the first stage, it is planned to enter from the south of Ukraine in order to ensure supplies to Crimea, as well as cut off the country from the sea.