An SAS unit has been put on stand-by to extract UK officials from Ukraine if war breaks out.
Members of the elite unit's E Squadron will lead a rescue if Russian troops and armour move into Ukraine.
Some 126,000 Russian combat forces are now amassed close to Ukraine's border – including ground troops and amphibious attack personnel.
More are pouring into neighbouring Belarus, putting Ukraine's capital Kiev at risk if president Vladimir Putin orders a full-scale invasion.
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Heroes Pay The Penalty
Devastated Rangers lose in shootout. Politicians united in praise of team
Abada looks back on a top debut season
Soldier, 21, admits war crime killing
A SOLDIER aged 21 facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine has admitted killing an unarmed civilian.
Pals make 40hr drive for party
TWO Rangers fans drove 40 hours non-stop - despite lacking tickets for the Europa League final.
Dawn shells out for £900 last-minute flight to save husband's big match dream after lost passport drama
German thugs hurt fan in bar attack
A RANGERS fan suffered a head wound after Frankfurt hooligans launched an attack using flares and fireworks.
Garden paint job's a pain in the grass
A RANGERS fan has been trolled on social media after a bid to paint his garden in team colours went horribly wrong.
Ex-chief in £60m compo demand
EX-RANGERS director Imran Ahmad wants compensation of £60million from the Crown Office for "career ending" losses he faced after being prosecuted in a doomed fraud probe, a court heard.
GRIM AND BEAR IT
Supporters tell of pride despite defeat. Cheers and tears for their Rangers heroes
DREAM IS OVER
Fans will long remember their trip despite agonising defeat
THEIR FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT
The truth is kryptonite for authoritarians and oligarchs-in Russia, and here at home.
“THEY'RE NOT HUMAN BEINGS”
Ukraine and the words that lead to mass murder
‘Division of the World Is Inevitable'
Countries need to choose whether to align with autocrats or democracies, says a former NATO Secretary-General
DETAILED ‘OPEN SOURCE' NEWS INVESTIGATIONS ARE CATCHING ON
One of the more striking pieces of journalism from the Ukraine war featured intercepted radio transmissions from Russian soldiers indicating an invasion in disarray, their conversations even interrupted by a hacker literally whistling “Dixie.”
Daddy, The Dictator
Vladimir Putin is fiercely protective of his private life. But could his adult daughters be his Achilles heel?
DJI HALTS RUSSIA, UKRAINE BUSINESS TO PREVENT DRONE MISUSE
Drone company DJI Technology Co has temporarily suspended business activities in Russia and Ukraine to prevent use of its drones in combat, in a rare case of a Chinese company pulling out of Russia because of the war.
William Ruger on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
WILLIAM RUGER, WHO holds a Ph.D. in politics specializing in foreign policy, is the newly appointed president of the American Institute for Economic Research. A veteran of the war in Afghanistan, he was a prominent voice in calling for U.S. withdrawal from that country. He was picked by former President Donald Trump to be ambassador to Afghanistan, but his nomination was never voted on.
AFTER the WAR
IN THE AFTERMATH OF RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE, IT’S TIME FOR EUROPE TO STEP UP AND AMERICA TO STEP BACK.
SEAGAL UNDER SIEGE TO KISS PUTIN'S PIGGIES!
Action star forced into servitude as Russia's puppet
The Pen Is Mightier
Horrified by the war in Ukraine, artisan pen makers across the globe are using their skills to make a difference.