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Russia Sends More Troops Westward Amid Tensions with Ukraine

Deployment further beefs up Russian military assets amid fears of an invasion
Russia sends more troops westward amid tensions with Ukraine
A Russian tank T-72B3 fires as troops take part in drills at the Kadamovskiy firing range in the Rostov region in southern Russia, on Jan. 12, 2022. (AP Photo)

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Russia is sending troops from the country’s far east to Belarus for major war games, officials said Tuesday, a deployment that will further beef up Russian military assets near Ukraine amid Western fears of a planned invasion. 

Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said the drills would involve practicing a joint response to external threats by Russia and Belarus, which have close political, economic and military ties. 

Ukrainian officials have warned that neighboring Russia could launch an attack from various directions, including from Belarus. 

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