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Russia Moving Forces to Crimea In Ukraine Build-Up, Analysts Say

  • Troop movements cited by Janes and Conflict Intelligence Team
  • U.S. has warned allies of potential Russia invasion of Ukraine
Ukrainian servicemen take part in the joint Rapid Trident military exercises with the United States and other NATO countries near Lviv, Ukraine, on Sept. 24, 2021.

Ukrainian servicemen take part in the joint Rapid Trident military exercises with the United States and other NATO countries near Lviv, Ukraine, on Sept. 24, 2021.

Photographer: Yuriy Dyachyshyn/AFP via Getty Images

Russia has been moving forces to the Crimea Peninsula as part of a large military buildup on Ukraine’s border, according to defense-intelligence firm Janes and the Moscow-based Conflict Intelligence Team, which tracks Russian troop deployments.

Troops and equipment have been arriving in Crimea since last week, London-based Janes said by email. The deployment follows the dispatch of battle tanks and other heavy weaponry to the Voronezh region of southwestern Russia, Janes said.