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CBC: Analysis: 'A very dangerous game': Russia vs. Ukraine showdown reaches risky new level
The neighbours are exchanging heated allegations and getting ready for battle
The tension flare-ups just keep coming in the armed confrontation between Ukraine and Russia and now the military buildup at the borders has reached the most dangerous level in two years.
This is a bad one. The latest showdown has caused Western capitals to fear Russian President Vladimir Putin might be about to launch a whole new battle with Ukraine that would be just the start of a deeper armed conflict.
The situation escalated last week when Moscow accused Ukraine of sending sabotage teams armed with explosives into the Crimean peninsula, which Russia seized from Ukraine and formally annexed in 2014.
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More News On Growing Tensions Between Russia And Ukraine
Ukraine Says Russia Has Moved Troops, Missiles Across Border, Escalating Tensions -- WSJ
Russia Begins Military Drill in Crimea as Ukraine Tension Mounts -- Newsweek
Russia’s Chest-Beating Has Ukraine Fearing ‘Full Scale Russian Invasion’ -- Daily Caller
Putin blames tensions on faltering Ukraine peace accord -- Financial Times
Putin Moves to Ease Tensions After Ukraine Warns of Invasion -- Bloomberg
Does Russia Want War With Ukraine? Not Really—Or Not Yet -- Simon Saradzhyan, National Interest