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Large scale Russian offensive possible in January, Ukraine says

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By Natalia Zinets KYIV (Reuters) – Russia has massed more than 94,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders and may be gearing up for a large-scale military offensive at the end of January, Ukraine’s defence minister told parliament on Friday, citing intelligence reports. Oleksii Reznikov said Ukraine would not do anything to provoke the situation but was ready to fight back if Russia launched an attack. He said Ukraine was pressing ahead with the construction of two naval bases on its south coast. “Our intelligence analyses all scenarios, including the worst,” Reznikov said. “It notes that the likeli…

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