The Pentagon has “identified eight staging areas” in Russia where large numbers of military forces appear to be preparing for an invasion of Ukraine; this according to U.S. defense officials.
The unnamed official was sourced in the Free Beacon news website.
The legitimacy of the article is in question, along with the underlying motivation, as it is direct contradiction to news sources coming out of the Kremlin.
The article states that as many as 40,000 Russian troops, including tanks, armored vehicles, and air force units, are now positioned along Ukraine’s eastern border with Russia.
Russia has denied any positioning.