Russia in ‘retaliation' warning over Ukraine
Manchester Evening News|January 27, 2022
RUSSIA has warned it would quickly take "retaliatory measures” if the US and its allies reject its security demands and continue their "aggressive" policies, ratcheting up pressure on the West amid concerns that Moscow is planning to invade Ukraine.

Russia has repeatedly denied it has any such designs, but the United States and its Nato allies are worried because Russia has massed an estimated 100,000 troops near Ukraine's border and launched a series of sweeping military manoeuvres.

As part of the drills, motorised infantry and artillery units in southwestern Russia trained firing live ammunition, warplanes in Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea performed bombing runs, dozens of warships sailed for training exercises in the Black Sea and the Arctic, and Russian fighter jets and paratroopers arrived in Belarus for joint war games.

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