On the front line in Ukraine as war-weary troops brace for new onslaught from Russia

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “On the front line in Ukraine as war-weary troops brace for new onslaught from Russia” – below is their description.

    After a relatively peaceful winter, the ceasefire has been broken and Ukraine once again braces for a new onslaught from Russia.

    The Ukrainian government says over the past few weeks that Russia has massed 40,000 troops with advanced equipment in Crimea and another 40,000 in regions close to Ukraine’s eastern border.

    Our Senior Foriegn Correspondent, Roland Oliphant, investigates if this is the preparation for an invasion – or an extravagant bluff?

    Read Roland’s full report on this here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/04/16/ready-assault-ukraines-war-weary-troops-brace-new-onslaught/

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