The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is continuing to escalate as tensions reach a breaking point. On Tuesday, the Ukrainian military reported that Russian forces had deployed 97% of their army in Ukraine, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In response, Ukraine has taken steps to fortify their border, including the deployment of additional troops and military hardware.
The situation has become increasingly dire in recent days, with reports of Russian balloons being shot down over Kyiv, according to the Washington Post.
Adding to the tension is the fear of a possible new offensive by Russian forces. Ukraine has expressed concern that Russia is building up forces near the Belarusian border, according to CNN.
The conflict has been ongoing since 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea. Since then, there have been multiple ceasefires and peace agreements, but none have been able to stop the violence.
The international community is watching the situation closely, with the United Nations and other organizations calling for a peaceful resolution.
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