Will there be World War 3? Latest news on Ukraine and Russia tensions

THE whole world is watching anxiously with tensions at boiling point in Ukraine sparking fears of war.

It is believed Russia is likely to attack starting from Kiyv, possibly tomorrow sparking the beginning of  World War 3.

Will there be World War Three?

Intelligence sources said Moscow can attack at any time from all sides, considering the huge force massed on the border.

Foreign secretary Liz Truss has warned Europe is “on the brink of a war” and said she fears President Vladimir Putin "wouldn't stop at Ukraine".

Russia has been staging a frenzy of new military deployments and war games close to the Ukraine border in recent days.

Chilling footage showed hundreds of paratroopers dropped from the sky during drills in the Kostrama region.

New intelligence suggests Russia will invade Ukraine on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, according to German newspaper Der Spiegel.

However, Britain and the US said there is still hope for peace insisting “there is a window for diplomacy”.

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Putin has stated Russia has no plans to attack Ukraine but has offered no explanation for the estimated 130,000 troops stationed on the border.

Russia has also sent troops into Belarus, a close ally, saying the deployment was part of joint military drills.

Meanwhile civilians in Ukraine, including children,have been preparing by learning to fire weapons.

On February 14, 2022, Brits were warned to leave Ukraine ahead of a possible invasion.

The PM has vowed to do everything he can to stop a Russian invasion as he urges Vladimir Putin to “step back from the brink”.

President Joe Biden has also warned Putin of "swift and severe costs" amid fears  Moscow is looking for an excuse to invade.

Putin previously warned nuclear war could erupt if Ukraine joins NATO and accused the West of “complete disregard for our concerns.”

Here's what's happened so far:


  • February 14: Fears of an invasion are soaring as Russian military is stationed at Ukraine's northern, eastern and southern borders.
  • February 13: Boris Johnson holds a series of calls with world leaders as tensions flare.
  • February 7: Putin holds talks with Emmanuel Macron in a bid to calm tensions in the region.
  • February 2: The United States sends 3,000 troops to support Europe
  • January 29: The PM is doubling forces at the Ukrainian border
  • Januray 26: Moscow deploys 20 warships and 1,000 paratroopers to Ukraine border
  • January 3: THE UK, Russia, US, China and France have admitted "no one can win a nuclear war" in a joint warning


  • December 23: Putin reveals a new alliance with China
  • December 7: Moscow deploys tanks, snipers and bombers to Ukraine
  • December 1:  Putin has ordered US officials to leave Russia
  • November 14: 100,000 Russian troops have descended on the country's border
  • October 19: Russia staged massive "invasion" drills in Crimea
  • June 19: Ukraine is to enter NATO
  • April 14: Russia moves landing ships from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea for the first time since the end of the Soviet era

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