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The United States warns that the threat of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is imminent

Washington said yesterday that Russia is gathering more troops near Ukraine, and that invasion could come at any time, perhaps before the end of this month’s Winter Olympics.
As part of that, Moscow has stepped up its cautious response to Western diplomacy, saying the EU and NATO’s response to its security demands this week were “rude.”
Commercial satellite images released by US private companies show the deployment of new Russian troops in several locations near Ukraine.
President Joe Biden said in the worst warning ever to Ukrainian Americans that he would not send troops to rescue US citizens in the event of a Russian attack.
“Things can go crazy quickly,” Biden told NBC News.
Biden was to call to discuss the crisis with leaders in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Poland and Romania, as well as NATO and EU leaders.
Biden met his national security adviser all night in the White House’s Situation Room, sources familiar with the meeting said.
U.S. officials believe the crisis could be in jeopardy, with rhetoric from Moscow consolidating, six Russian warships arriving in the Black Sea, and more Russian warships arriving in Belarus. rice field.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, “We are in the window at any time, even during the Olympics, to clarify that the aggression can begin.” The Beijing Games will end on February 20th. “Simply put, there are some very nasty signs of Russia’s escalation, including new troops arriving at the Ukrainian border,” Blinken added.
Citing a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defense, Interfax News Agency reported that Russia’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Valerie Gerasimov and US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley had a telephone conversation yesterday.
They discussed international security, the authorities added without giving further details.
With the alarm ringing, Japan and the Netherlands also yesterday told citizens to leave Ukraine soon.
The Dutch diplomatic mission withdrew from Kiev and moved from the Russian frontier to Lviv in western Ukraine.
Russia has already gathered more than 100,000 troops near Ukraine and this week began joint military exercises in neighboring Belarus and naval training in the Black Sea.
Moscow has denied plans to invade Ukraine, but may take unspecified “military-technical” actions unless NATO never recognizes Ukraine and meets a series of demands to withdraw troops from Eastern Europe. It states that there is.

Last updated: February 12, 2022 0:24 am



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