The Kremlin has stated that a conflict between Ukraine and Russia is “very likely.” Russian forces have been urged to be “combat ready” in reaction to a possible invasion by Ukraine.
Although Crimea is generally recognised as a Ukrainian region, Russia seized it in 2014.
Russia has now stated that it may go to war with Ukraine if Ukraine acts as though it intends to’reclaim’ the area.
According to the Sun, President Vladimir Putin has also ordered US officials to leave Russia immediately because he wants to unleash an attack of Ukraine by the end of January.
Russian tanks have been observed advancing close to the Ukrainian border in recent weeks. There are also suspicions that President Vladimir Putin is about to send his army into Ukraine.
Allies such as the EU and the US have expressed their support for the Ukrainian administration by publishing statements of solidarity.
Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow is worried about the possibility of a Ukrainian military move in Crimea.
He said: “Speaking in parliament, Zelensky said that the return of Crimea should be the main goal and philosophy of Ukraine.
“We see this as a direct threat to Russia.
“Such wording of course means that the Kiev regime intends to use all available means – including force – in order to encroach on a Russian region.
“This is how we are leaning towards perceiving it.”
Andrei Kelin, Russia’s ambassador to the UK, now says there is “a pretty serious risk” of war between the countries.