Over 150,000 Russian troops are massed around Ukraine — EU

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says that Russia has massed over 150,000 troops along the Ukrainian border and in the annexed Crimea peninsula.

“It is the highest Russian military deployment at Ukrainian borders ever,” Borrell tells journalists after talks involving Ukraine’s foreign minister, refusing to disclose the source of the figure.

Ukrainian servicemen stand guard at a checkpoint with Russia backed separatists near Schastya, Lugansk region on April 16, 2021. (STR/AFP)

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