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Military briefing: Why Russia is deploying more troops to Ukraine

By John Paul Rathbone, Sam Jones and Daniel Dombey

17 Mar 2022 · 4 min read

Early on Wednesday, Russian forces were filmed leaving the occupied territory of Ossetia in Georgia, headed for the Ukrainian front in a rumbling convoy of tanks and other heavy armour.

The footage, posted multiple times on social media and from different viewpoints, seemed to confirm that after three weeks of heavy fighting, Moscow is seeking to bolster its forces in Ukraine by bringing in fresh troops from elsewhere.

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