Ukraine & Russian forces 'prepare for war' as Putin moves in on Belarus.

There's alarming new evidence of Russian troops massing within striking distance of Kyiv in an attack, the Pentagon describes as imminent.

Forces are now in Belarus less than 20 miles from Ukraine's frontier,
after a surge in troop and equipment movements in recent days from Russia's far east.

New videos show invasion drills by paratroopers ahead of hastily arranged joint war games with Russian ally Belarus.

Trains carrying rocket launchers, armoured vehicles and communication trucks have been spotted in Belarusian towns.

Experts say Belarus leader, Lukashenko part to play in this so-called hybrid war started long before military presence.

Other's say an un-united front from the west has invited Putin and Lukashenko to keep pushing limits.

Britain has delivered fresh military equipment including anti-tank weapons to Kyiv. A move Russia calls a provocation

As the PM issued a warning to the Kremlin on Thursday. Speaking after President Joe Biden suggested that a "minor incursion" by Russia would prompt only a limited NATO response.

Ukrainian officials say his words have given Putin the "green light" to invade.

Ukraine’s army holds drills near annexed Crimea as citizens make exit plans.

In Geneva, America’s top diplomats stress the west stands united
But with Russia’s core demand, an end to Nato expansion, the one area where Nato won’t budge, those talks won’t be easy

Both sides, for now, say they’ll keep on with diplomacy and dialogue
and Russia still insists it has no intention of invading Ukraine even though here's undeniable evidence suggesting Russia and it's ally is just inches away

Valerie Browne the Sun

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