Russia threat to Ukraine

This item appears on page 5 of the March 2022 issue.

With Russia having amassed more than 100,000 troops along the border with Ukraine, NATO intelligence was suggesting, at press time, that an invasion was imminent.

On Jan. 23, the US Department of State evacuated the families and nonessential employees of the US Embassy in Kyiv. The UK followed suit the next day. The State Department also recommended that all US citizens in Ukraine consider leaving immediately.

At press time, Russia was insisting that it had no plans to invade but was asking for concessions from NATO before it would move troops away from the border.