Amid the tensions of the Russian build-up of forces around the Ukrainian border and in temporarily occupied areas, a number of media started to analyze the possible outcome, describing the Russian invasion of Ukraine as imminent
With over 100,000 Russian troops gathering in proximity to the Ukrainian border and in temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas (Eastern Ukraine), a multitude of media published their analytics on the threat of Russian invasion.
Recently, information spread about US President Joe Biden calling the Russian invasion of Ukraine "imminent". The official in the White House Emily Horne refuted this statement on her Twitter page. Ukrainian media warned against the usage of incorrect interpretation of confusing words, such as "imminent".
The author states that videos posted on social media and commercially available satellite imagery provide ample evidence that a Russian attack seems likely, although not certain.
The evidence presented by satellite images, social media such as TikTok and Twitter from Russian social media users, and government statements supports the idea that Russia is moving into the final position for combat operations in Ukraine.
The analysis of diverse military machinery being deployed closer to the border of Ukraine is provided. This includes the arrival of the mechanized units called Battalion Tactical Groups (BTGs) into Belarus by rail, elements of the elite Moscow-based 1st Guards Tank Army assembling at the Pogonovo training range near Voronezh, the 6th Combined Arms Army moving towards Belgorod, which is about 35 miles (56 km) near Ukrainian city Kharkiv.