Over 100,000 Russian troops have started a huge military exercises in Crimea and along the border of Ukraine. A lot of people thought that this was a prelude to an invasion of Ukraine, but Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he would pull back the troops. While his next move is unpredictable, invading Ukraine would not be an easy feat. Ukraine now has seven years of experience fighting in the Russian-speaking breakaway republic of Donbass. The country has also increased its spending and the modernization of its forces.
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