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U.S. Ups Estimate of Russian Forces on Ukraine Border to 130,000

Intelligence obtained by the U.S. says that Russia is eyeing Wednesday as the target date for an invasion, according to the AP.
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U.S. officials have officially upped their estimate of Russian military forces at the Ukraine border from 100,000 to 130,000.

A U.S. official provided the update on condition of anonymity, per the The Associated Press.

The White House and Pentagon have been using the 100,000 estimate for weeks, but have warned that Russia is mounting additional troops and equipment on the border. .

Intelligence obtained by the U.S. says that Russia is eyeing Wednesday as the target date for an invasion, according to the AP.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has played down U.S. officials’ warnings, questioning the U.S. initial warnings that Russia could invade his country as soon as midweek.

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