Are Russia and the United States heading for an all-out war over Ukraine?

Tensions have been on the rise along the Russia-Ukraine border with the US and NATO installing its hypersonic weapons along the border.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the US and NATO’s missile systems are “serious challenge” to his country’s security.

Putin has warned the United States and the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) allies of military action.

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“If our Western colleagues continue their aggressive course of action, we will take adequate military and technical actions in response,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Putin added: “Russia has every right to do so (military action).”

The Russian president has been accusing the United States and the US-led NATO of stoking tensions near Moscow’s borders.

Ukraine has been the new flashpoint between the two superpowers.

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Meanwhile, Ukraine has been alleging that Russia has massed thousands of troops on its border with the intention of invading the country.

On the other hand, the European Union (EU) and the United States have been warning of “massive consequences” if Russia attacked Ukraine.

According to reports, inputs shared by US intelligence with a few NATO members express “high confidence” that Russia could invade Ukraine from annexed Crimea by next year.

The United States has warned its European allies that Russia is getting ready for a possible invasion of Ukraine “on a scale far greater than seven years ago”.

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