Tensions are high on Ukraine’s border with Russia. Here’s what you need to know

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US officials have said a Russian invasion of Ukraine could happen at any point in the next month or two. Russia's Defense Ministry has said it is conducting "regular" winter military drills in its southern region, parts of which border Ukraine. Ukraine has warned that Russia is trying to destabilize the country ahead of any planned military invasion. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba warned that a planned coup could be part of Russia's plan ahead of a military invasion. And US intelligence findings in December estimated that Russia could begin a military offensive in Ukraine "as soon as early 2022."

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Tensions between Ukraine and Russia are at their highest in years, with a Russian troop build-up near the two nations' borders spurring fears that Moscow could launch an invasion. Ukraine has warned that Russia is trying to destabilize the country ahead of any planned military invasion. Western powers have repeatedly warned Russia against further aggressive moves against Ukraine. The Kremlin denies it is planning to attack and argues that NATO support for Ukraine -- including increased weapons supplies and military training -- constitutes a growing threat on Russia's western flank. The picture is complicated -- but here's a breakdown of what we know. What's...

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