○○○ USSR ⪢⪢
Ukraine shares borders with Russia, Belarus
, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova, all countries that used to have close ties to the former USSR.
￫ Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
○○○ amass ⪢⪢
And immediately prior to this declaration, the Russian army had amassed around 200,000 soldiers along with their tanks, artillery, equipment and field hospitals across their border and many others inside of Belarus
along their border with Ukraine.