Released: February 19, 2022 (Last Updated: February 19, 2022 Time: 08:40)
According to Maxar, a US film company, satellite images show military operations in several locations across Belarus, Crimea and western Russia near the Washington-Together-Ukraine border.
According to Sky News Arabia, the pictures show the new massive deployment of helicopters in northwestern Belarus and the deployment of tanks, troop carriers and support equipment at the Melrovo airport, 16 miles from the Ukrainian border.
Meanwhile, NATO Secretary-General announced that, with Western estimates, there are about 150,000 Russian troops on the Ukrainian border, and that Europe is currently “mobilizing the largest military forces” since the Cold War.
Jens Stoltenberg told German broadcaster ZDF “more than maneuvers” and that “Russia is certainly capable of attacking Ukraine.”
On Friday, a US official estimated that Russia had 190,000 troops in and around Ukraine, including separatist forces. So far Western countries have announced that there are 150,000 troops on the border with Ukraine.
“After the end of the Cold War, there is no doubt that we will see the largest structure of military forces,” Stoltenberg said at the opening of the Munich Security Conference on Friday.
The Secretary-General of NATO confirmed that they were closely following the possibility of joining the alliance due to the tensions between Russia and Ukraine in Sweden and Finland, knowing that they were not members of the alliance.
We look forward to hearing from those in Sweden and Finland who have not announced their candidates for the Coalition, but they do not want to close the Coalition if they ever want to do so, “said Tariq al-Hashimi, the party’s secretary general.
Meanwhile, Elysee Palace announced on Friday that French President Emmanuel Macron will speak by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelenzky on Saturday in an effort to “avoid the worst” of the current crisis between Moscow. Kiev
“It is our duty to prevent the worst, and we believe it is still possible to prevent President Putin from advancing with the invasion of Ukraine,” the French presidency said.
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