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 الولايات المتحدة تحذر من احتمال غزو روسيا لأوكرانيا infographic
Graphic shows areas of conflict around Russia and key pipelines supplying natural gas to Europe.


الولايات المتحدة تحذر من احتمال غزو روسيا لأوكرانيا

By Jordi Bou

November 12, 2021 - تدق الولايات المتحدة ناقوس الخطر مع الحلفاء الأوروبيين من احتمال غزو روسي لأوكرانيا في ظل تصاعد التوترات بين موسكو والاتحاد الأوروبي بشأن المهاجرين وإمدادات الطاقة.

According to Bloomberg, U.S. officials have briefed EU counterparts on their concerns over a possible military operation in Ukraine's east to annex territory similar to the 2014 annexation of the Crimean peninsula.

New satellite images show Russian troops with heavy equipment massing in large camps at Yelnya, Bryansk and Kursk, near its western border. The military build-up includes covert deployment of elite troop units, defence firm Janes says.

Meanwhile, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have also been warning of the risk of conflict between Belarus – a close ally of Moscow – and Poland amid a migrant crisis on their shared border.

The EU accuses Belarus dictator Alexander Lukashenko of forcing migrants to make illegal crossings into Poland in a cynical attempt to destabilise the bloc using vulnerable people as his weapon.

Lukashenko has threatened to cut the transit of gas and goods through Belarus to Europe if the EU imposes further sanctions on his regime over the migrant crisis on the Belarusian-Polish border.

PUBLISHED: 12/11/2021; STORY: Graphic News