UKRAINE CRISIS: IS RUSSIA READY TO MOVE INTO EASTERN UKRAINE?

09.04.14


BBC. By Jonathan Marcus, BBC defence correspondent

With Nato assessments that there are some 40,000 Russian troops massed on the Ukrainian border ready to move at a few hours' notice, the heightening war of words between Moscow and Kiev raises a genuine prospect of conflict.

If Russia requires a pretext to move into eastern Ukraine, then many of the elements of that narrative are already in place.

 

But what of the Russian military's capabilities? What can be deduced from what we have seen so far of Russian operations in Crimea?

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