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Ukraine Racing to Downplay Fears of Russia Invasion as US Sends Military Aid

More than 125,000 Russian troops have gathered along Ukraine-Russia border
Ukraine racing to downplay fears of Russia invasion as US sends military aid
In this photo taken from video provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Tuesday, a Russian paratrooper attends a military exercise at the Pesochnoe training ground in the Yaroslavl region. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service/AP)

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Ukraine’s government is scrambling Tuesday to downplay concerns of a potential Russian invasion, despite the U.S. delivering another shipment of military aid and heightening the readiness of some 8,500 troops

The developments come as Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused the U.S. of “building up tension” within the eastern European country, adding that “we are observing these actions of the United States with profound concern.”  

Russia recently has amassed more than 125,000 troops along Ukraine’s border – but Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy argued late Monday that the situation was “under control” and said there is “no reason to panic.” 

Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said that, as of Monday, Russia’s armed forces had not formed what he called battle groups, “which would have indicated that tomorrow they would launch an offensive.” 

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