Russian Black Sea Fleet warships and military equipment in Crimea: a troop exercise in April 2021 (from a Russian Defense Ministry video).

Russian Black Sea Fleet warships and military equipment in Crimea: a troop exercise in April 2021 (from a Russian Defense Ministry video).

Foto: Sergei Malgavko / ITAR-TASS / IMAGO

Russian Military Buildup Putin's Move to Destabilize Ukraine

Tanks, transport vehicles, howitzers: Photos clearly show that Russia is amassing military power on the border with Ukraine. Experts fear that he could be planning to invade.
DER SPIEGEL 50/2021
SPIEGEL International
"A lot of kit (equipment) was moved at night or back and forth, so you don’t know where it is anymore."

American military expert Michael Kofman

Vladimir Putin during his video talk with U.S. President Joe Biden: Triggering tension with the West.

Vladimir Putin during his video talk with U.S. President Joe Biden: Triggering tension with the West.

Foto: Sergey Guneev / Sputnik / REUTERS
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Riga: Washington is pressuring its partners to take a firmer stance against Moscow.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Riga: Washington is pressuring its partners to take a firmer stance against Moscow.

Foto: Ints Kalnins / AFP
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a visit to position on the front in the Donbass region

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a visit to position on the front in the Donbass region

Foto: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service / epa