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What’s Behind The Russia-Ukraine War Fears — And What Might Actually Happen? (RFE RL)

Talk of war is again in the air. When Russia massed thousands of troops along its border with Ukraine last spring, reports and rumors swirled that the Kremlin might launch a big new offensive seven years after it seized control of Crimea and fomented a separatist war in the Donbas region that continues to this day.

Several months later, the same fears have surfaced with even greater force. Media including The New York Times and Bloomberg have cited U.S. officials as warning that Russia might attack this winter, with some saying a potential invasion could be “on a scale far greater” than in 2014.

What’s Behind The Russia-Ukraine War Fears — And What Might Actually Happen? (rferl.org)