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The US has said that Russia’s military build-up near Ukraine is larger than in 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea.
Since mid-March, there have been many warnings from Ukraine and Western governments that Russia is massing troops in Russian-annexed Crimea and around the eastern Ukraine conflict zone.
However, Russia has played down accusations of a military build-up near Ukraine’s border.BBC News YouTube Channel
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