Map of Russian troops positions shows Ukraine nearly surrounded

Sites where Russian forces are concentrated

Moscow

LITH.

Yelnya

Minsk

RUSSIA

BELARUS

POLAND

Voronezh

Kyiv

Lviv

Separatist-

controlled

area

UKRAINE

Dnieper-

Odessa

ROMANIA

CRIMEA

Black

Sea

Annexed by

Russia in 2014

200 MILES

Note: Data as of Feb. 16

Source: Rochan Consulting

Sites where Russian forces are concentrated

Moscow

LITH.

Yelnya

Minsk

RUSSIA

BELARUS

POLAND

Voronezh

Kyiv

Lviv

Separatist-

controlled

area

SLVK.

UKRAINE

HUNG.

Dnieper-

Odessa

Sea of

Azov

ROMANIA

CRIMEA

Black

Sea

Annexed by

Russia in 2014

200 MILES

Note: Data as of Feb. 16

Source: Rochan Consulting

Sites where Russian forces are concentrated

Moscow

Baltic

Sea

LITHUANIA

RUSSIA

Yelnya

Minsk

RUSSIA

BELARUS

Klintsy

POLAND

Voronezh

Kyiv

Lviv

Kharkiv

UKRAINE

Separatist-

controlled

area

SLOVAKIA

Dnieper

Luhansk

HUNGARY

Donetsk

Zaporizhzhia

Rostov

Odessa

Sea of

Azov

ROMANIA

Krasnodar

CRIMEA

Annexed by

Russia in 2014

SERBIA

Black Sea

BULGARIA

200 MILES

Note: Data as of Feb. 16

Source: Rochan Consulting

Sites where Russian forces are concentrated

Moscow

Baltic

Sea

LITHUANIA

RUSSIA

Yelnya

Minsk

RUSSIA

BELARUS

Klintsy

Voronezh

POLAND

Kyiv

Lviv

Kharkiv

UKRAINE

SLOVAKIA

Separatist-

controlled

area

Dnieper

Luhansk

HUNGARY

Donetsk

Zaporizhzhia

Rostov

Odessa

Sea of

Azov

ROMANIA

Krasnodar

CRIMEA

Annexed by

Russia in 2014

SERBIA

Black Sea

BULGARIA

200 MILES

Note: Data as of Feb. 16

Source: Rochan Consulting

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Update: Russian forces had virtually surrounded Ukraine in mid-February, according to data from Rochan Consulting. Tracking Russian troop movements became more difficult using satellite images, so this page is no longer being updated.

Russia and the United States continue to clash over Moscow’s military presence on the Ukraine border. The buildup, which drew the attention of military analysts starting in at least October, grew for months, prompting Western countries to raise alarms over a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine.

How Ukraine’s geography could influence a Russian invasion

While Russian President Vladimir Putin denies plans to launch an attack, as of Feb. 16, Russian forces had virtually surrounded Ukraine, according to data from Rochan Consulting, an independent analytical group based in Gdansk, Poland, that tracks military movements using satellite images. An estimated more than 130,000 troops have concentrated in the country’s south, east and north.

TikTok videos reveal Russian forces closing in on Ukraine

In contradicting accounts this week, Moscow said it had partially withdrawn troops from the border, while U.S. officials say the Kremlin added more troops and weapons to the area. New military presences have been spotted Monday in Crimea and Wednesday near Kharkiv, a city analysts have warned could be the first line of defense against a potential Russian attack.

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