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U.S. Intel Shows Russia Plans for Potential Ukraine Invasion

  • Vladimir Putin’s actual intentions on Ukraine remain unclear
  • Intel shows readiness for quick, large-scale move into Ukraine
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WATCH: The U.S. intelligence shows a buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine, according to people familiar with the conversations. Rosalind Mathieson reports.Source: Bloomberg
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The U.S. has shared intelligence including maps with European allies that shows a buildup of Russian troops and artillery to prepare for a rapid, large-scale push into Ukraine from multiple locations if President Vladimir Putin decided to invade, according to people familiar with the conversations.

That intelligence has been conveyed to some NATO members over the past week to back up U.S. concerns about Putin’s possible intentions and an increasingly frantic diplomatic effort to deter him from any incursion, with European leaders engaging directly with the Russian president. The diplomacy is informed by an American assessment that Putin could be weighing an invasion early next year as his troops again mass near the border.