Russia has nearly 100,000 troops near the border, says the president of Ukraine – National

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said there are nearly 100,000 Russian soldiers near the Ukrainian border and that Western countries had shared information on the active movements of Russian troops with Kiev.

“I hope the whole world can now see clearly who really wants peace and who is concentrating nearly 100,000 troops on our border,” he said in a video of a speech given on his website Wednesday.

Movements of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border have fueled fears of a possible attack. Moscow rejected such suggestions as provocative and complained about the growing activity in the region by the transatlantic alliance of NATO.

On 3 November, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense put the number of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border at 90,000.

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