Why does the US think Russia will invade Ukraine in the coming days? – BBC Newsnight

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Russia has positioned some 150,000 troops close to Ukraine’s borders, according to US President Joe Biden and now the Ukraine defence ministry. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

Russia has positioned some 150,000 troops close to Ukraine’s borders, according to US President Joe Biden and now the Ukraine defence ministry.

They include about 30,000 troops taking part in military exercises in Belarus, and are equipped with everything from tanks and artillery to air power and naval support.

US officials say Russia has the troops in place to invade Ukraine "at any time".

But Russia denies it is planning an attack and accuses the West of hysteria.

Newsnight’s Diplomatic Editor Mark Urban reports from Kyiv.

He’s joined by the US Ambassador to Nato Julianne Smith.

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