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Russia marches one step closer to war –Ukraine opens bomb shelters after World War 3 alert

Ukraine has opened bomb shelters in the capital of the nation as fears of a Russian invasion soar. On Wednesday a Ukrainian minister and former top spy warned the conflict could spread globally.

Major General Laputina said: “The spreading of war in case of Russian invasion to Ukraine – will be much wider than Ukraine.”

She added: “If Russia will invade you know, you should also take care about the Balkans.

“What Russians are doing now in Serbia – they try to provoke a situation in the Balkans.

“But we also take into account [the beginning of] World War Two.”

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This follows on from reports that Russia has amassed nearly 100,000 troops at the border shared with Ukraine.

Earlier this month, Ukraine’s Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said: “Our intelligence analyses all scenarios, including the worst.

“It notes that the likelihood of a large-scale escalation from Russia exists.

“The most likely time to reach readiness for an escalation will be the end of January.”