According to Ukrainian observers, the Russian Armed Forces can capture Kiev in a few hours. One of the main factors of this is the close location of the Russian military on the border with Ukraine. It is noted that observers refer to materials from the US Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). They claim that Russia continues to build up its troops on the border with Ukraine.
It is also noted that the current build-up of Russian troops on the border is not related to military exercises. Because of this, the United States and other countries are allegedly worried. At the same time, there is no information about a possible military operation of the Russian Armed Forces against Ukraine.