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A large-scale war between Russia and Ukraine would change the politics of the whole continent

Ciarán Dunbar


The are many questions amid fears of invasion

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Vladimir Putin. Photo: Pavel Bednyakov

Vladimir Putin. Photo: Pavel Bednyakov

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A member of the Ukrainian armed forces near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Photo: Anna Kudriavtseva/Reuters

A member of the Ukrainian armed forces near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Photo: Anna Kudriavtseva/Reuters

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Dozens of civilians have joined Ukraine’s army reserves in recent weeks amid fears about Russian invasion. Photo: AP/Efrem Lukatsky.

Dozens of civilians have joined Ukraine’s army reserves in recent weeks amid fears about Russian invasion. Photo: AP/Efrem Lukatsky.

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Vladimir Putin. Photo: Pavel Bednyakov

Russian forces continue to mass on the northern and eastern borders of Ukraine and there are fears that Vladimir Putin intends to invade.

Russia denies this and claims that the west is stoking those fears, but they are not irrational.


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