Ukraine's soldiers carry out lethal combat drills

UKRAINE’S Military carry out lethal combat exercises on tenth straight day as tensions with Russia heat up.

Russia launches the active phase of its vast military exercises in Belarus on Thursday, a display of strength that shows how Moscow’s tightening grip on Minsk has given it enhanced capabilities in its standoff with the West over Ukraine.

Russia’s joint Allied Resolve drills, which NATO has described as its biggest deployment to ex-Soviet Belarus since the Cold War, run until Feb. 20 and are seen as part of Russian deployments near Ukraine that have stirred fears of an invasion.

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