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The Sun: 'Large Scale Attack' Ukraine warns Russian invasion possible ‘at any minute’ after Moscow’s soldiers seen near border with Crimea
14:58, 10 August 2016
The Sun: 'Large Scale Attack' Ukraine warns Russian invasion possible ‘at any minute’ after Moscow’s soldiers seen near border with Crimea

The Sun gathered all recent facts of Russian military activity in the occupied Crimea, in Donbas and along the borders with Ukraine

14:58, 10 August 2016

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The warning raised fears of a return to war in the country, where the United Nations has noted an ominous recent surge in violence

UKRAINE has claimed that a Russian invasion is possible at “any minute”, amid reports that Moscow’s troops were on the move in Crimea.

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The warning raised fears of a return to war in the country, where the United Nations has noted an ominous recent surge in violence.

The Russian forces that annexed Crimea in early 2014, following Ukraine’s pro-western revolution, stopped all traffic between the peninsula and the rest of Ukraine for several hours on Sunday.

Related: ATO HQ: Russian occupational forces 62 times attacked Ukrainian Army positions

Local pro-Ukrainian activists said large numbers of Russian soldiers and armoured vehicles were in the area.

“The occupiers are conducting manoeuvres and we should understand that at any minute, at any hour, they could start a large-scale or small-scale attack,” said Andriy Lysenko, a military spokesman for Ukraine’s presidential administration.

On Saturday, a bomb exploded in the separatist-held city of Luhansk beside an SUV carrying the local militant leader, Igor Plotnitsky.

Related: Russian troops conduct anti-terrorist drills in Crimea - Intel

The device appeared to be attached to a lamppost, which was split by the blast.

The extent of Plotnitsky’s injuries was not clear, but separatist-run media released what they said was a recording made by him as he recovered in hospital, during which he accused Ukraine and its US backers of being behind the attack.

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