Published On: February 18, 2022 at 12:05 IST
United States President Joe Biden said that the threat of Ukraine being invaded by Russia was “very high” and could take place within days. The comments came despite Moscow’s claim to be pulling troops from the border. Interestingly, the West has denied these claims.
While talking to reporters at the White House, US President Biden said that the threat was very high, “They have not moved any of their troops out. They’ve moved more troops in”. He further said that the US has a reason to believe that they’re engaged in a false flag operation to have an excuse to go in.
Biden went on to say that the attack on Ukraine will happen in the next several days as there was every indication that Russia was prepared to go to Ukraine and attack.
The US president has also said that there are no plans to call Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and that he hasn’t yet read a new, written response from Russian President Vladimir Putin to US proposals for a diplomatic way out of the impasse.
Biden told the reporters that there was still “A diplomatic path” and that Secretary of State Antony Blinken would layout what that path is in a speech at the United Nations.
Apparently, Russia’s military has surrounded much of Ukraine’s borders as part of a bid to overturn the country’s Western-orientated policies, including the long-term goal of joining NATO.