United States says Russia close to unleashing massive military attack against Ukraine

Written by on February 18, 2022

The United States says Russia is close to unleashing a massive military attack against Ukraine, dismissing Russia’s claim of pulling its forces back.

In a previously unscheduled speech to the United Nations in New York, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said intelligence showed Moscow could order an attack on Ukraine in the coming days, after an artillery fire hit a Ukrainian kindergarten.

With US and other Western governments saying they see no evidence to support Russia’s claim to be withdrawing, Mr. Blinken asked Russia to announce that it will not attack Ukraine.

Russia has denied any invasion plans but warned of military-technical measures if its demands for a US and NATO pullback from eastern Europe are not satisfied.

Kevin Madu

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