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Ukraine: What We Know


A service member drives a tank during snowfall as a mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces holds drills outside Kharkiv, Ukraine, Jan. 31, 2022.

The latest developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine:

* The United States and Russia faced off at the U.N. Security Council Monday over Russia's actions along Ukraine's border.

*U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield called Russia's military force of more than 100,000 troops along Ukraine's borders "the largest mobilization" in Europe in decades, while Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia accused the West of "whipping up tensions" over Ukraine.

* U.S. President Joe Biden said Monday the United States is ready for any scenario in Russia, but said, "We continue to urge diplomacy as the best way forward" and "continue to engage in nonstop diplomacy."

* British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss announced Monday a new legal framework that would allow London to impose sanctions on companies linked to the Russian state. Russia denounced the move as an "undisguised attack on business."

* NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday the Western military alliance has no intention of sending troops to Ukraine if Russia invades its former Soviet republic.

* Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told the "Fox News Sunday" show that a Russian invasion "could happen, really, at any time."

* The West is demanding that Russia pull its troops and weapons from the Ukraine border, while Moscow is pushing for NATO to curtail its operations in Eastern and Central Europe. Russia also insists the Western defensive alliance reject Ukraine's membership bid, a move the United States calls a "nonstarter."

* According to U.S. and Ukrainian estimates, Russia has amassed about 127,000 troops along its border with Ukraine, including in Belarus and in occupied Crimea.

Some information in this report came from The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse.