Ukraine bracing for major Russian attack that 'will begin soon'

A Russian attack in the east of Ukraine is imminent and will ‘begin soon’, it is feared.

Moscow is expected to launch a major offensive according to defence ministry spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk.

‘The enemy has almost finished preparation for assault on the east, the attack will begin soon’, Mr Motuzyanyk said at a briefing on Monday.

Chilling satellite images detected an eight-mile convoy of Russian armoured vehicles travelling to eastern Ukraine in preparation for battle.

Tens of thousands of troops are expected to assemble in the areas of Luhansk and Donetsk – collectively knows as the Donbas region.

In his nightly address on Sunday, President Volodymyr Zelensky said the nation that the coming days would be ‘crucial’.

‘Russian troops will move to even larger operations in the east of our state,’ the Ukrainian Premier warned.

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