Putin Troop Buildup Near Ukraine Raises Concerns of Potential 2022 Invasion, U.S. Officials Say

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WASHINGTON—Russian President Vladimir Putin is amassing a drive anticipated to whole 175,000 troops close to Russia’s border with Ukraine, giving him the potential for a possible invasion of his neighbor by early 2022, administration officers mentioned Friday.

The officers, citing new intelligence reviews that embrace pictures from spy satellites, mentioned the Russian army buildup differs markedly from an earlier massing of troops within the spring. When accomplished, they mentioned, will probably be twice the dimensions of that earlier buildup. As well as, Russia has launched into a fast mobilization of reservists.