Pictures that have the world on edge

The world is nervously watching as pictures reveal a disturbing escalation in tensions in one of the world’s most hotly contested regions.

The world is nervously watching as pictures reveal a disturbing escalation in tensions in one of the world’s most hotly contested regions – along the border between Ukraine and Russia.

According to the Ukrainian presidency, 80,000 Russian troops – about 40,000 on the eastern border and about 40,000 in Crimea – have been mobilised in recent weeks.

Fighting between the Ukrainian army and separatists has intensified in recent weeks, raising fears of a major escalation in the long-running conflict over the mainly Russian-speaking Donbas region.

You read more about this in the blog below where we will provide rolling coverage of today’s breaking news. You can also find yesterday’s blog here.

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