Russia – Ukraine Crisis — News Updates April 10, 2021

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visits positions of armed forces near the frontline with Russian-backed separatists during his working trip in Donbass region, Ukraine April 8, 2021. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Daily Mail: 'Ready for conflict': Putin's threat to the West is laid bare in new footage showing build-up of troops and military convoys on Ukraine's border as Kiev warns it could be provoked by Russian 'aggression'

* New footage claims to show inside of Russia's massive deployment on border

* Ukraine estimates there are now a staggering 85,000 Russian troops in the area

* There have been mounting tensions in the country's eastern Donbass region

* Andrii Taran, Ukraine's defence minister, issued a statement earlier today

* US is to dispatch two warships to sail through the Bosphorus on April 14 and 15

* Washington continuing to fly reconnaissance planes to monitor Russian activity

* But it comes as Russia claims to have intercepted an American RC-135 spy plane

Putin's threat to the West has been laid bare in new footage showing a build-up of troops and military convoys on Ukraine's border as Kiev warns it could be provoked by Russian 'aggression'.

The clip, with the caption 'ready for conflict', appeared to show Vladimir Putin's armored vehicles ploughing through the mud to maneuver into position.

The latest images to leak of the vast military build-up are evidently shot by Russian troops involved in the controversial deployment which has sparked deep worry in the West.

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Russia – Ukraine Crisis — News Updates April 10, 2021

Ukraine says it could be provoked by Russian 'aggression' in conflict area — Reuters

Kiev says it won’t attack pro-Russian separatists — France 24

Ukraine says it will not back down to Russian pressure — The Hill

Makeshift trenches versus ranks of tanks: Russian forces mass on Ukraine border as Western leaders fear Vladimir Putin's move could trigger all-out war — Daily Mail

Kremlin says it fears full-scale fighting in Ukraine’s east — AP

Russian troops appear positioned near Ukraine border as tensions mount — NYPost

Turkey's Erdogan voices support for Ukraine amid crisis — DW

Pentagon Chief To Visit Allies Amid Heightened Russia-Ukraine Tensions — RFE

Donbass crisis: Domestic political battles in Kiev, Moscow & Washington could see Ukraine & Russia stumbling into war nobody wants — RT

A Standoff: Why Russia and Ukraine Each Do Not Want to Strike First — National Interest

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