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U.S. Warns Europe That Russia May Be Planning Ukraine Invasion

  • Officials briefed EU, didn’t share information, people say
  • U.S. says it’s watching Russian military buildup near Ukraine
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U.S. Warns EU That Russia May Invade Ukraine
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The U.S. is raising the alarm with European Union allies that Russia may be weighing a potential invasion of Ukraine as tensions flare between Moscow and the bloc over migrants and energy supplies.

With Washington closely monitoring a buildup of Russian forces near the Ukrainian border, U.S. officials have briefed EU counterparts on their concerns over a possible military operation, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov Friday dismissed the report as “empty and unfounded efforts to exacerbate tensions.”