Despite the announcement by the Russian regime of a troop withdrawal from the border with Ukraine, the United States Government has not verified that such movements have begun. While sources from the American news network, abcnews, they assured that some contingents sent by the Kremlin moved to firing positions near the Ukraine.
According to media sources, Russian President Vladimir Putin said his troops would be ready by February 16. But, it is still unclear if he made the decision to attack his neighbor.
The report notes that the moves have further unsettled the US government as Kremlin soldiers have met their requirements, including medical supplies. So Russia would now have all the necessary pieces, including 150,000 troops in the area, to launch a swift and brutal invasion of Ukraine, the sources added, which is why Biden administration officials have been saying publicly that Russia could move “at any time.”
Moscow has denied any plans to invade Ukraine and repeatedly accused the US of “hysteria” with these increasingly urgent warnings about one.
the United States believes that an invasion would likely start with electronic warfare and aerial bombardment against critical infrastructure, sources said. ABC. “Followed by special operations forces that would enter Kiev to decapitate the Ukrainian government and resupply troops entering from Belarus, with plans to complete their operations in 24 to 72 hours,” the report added.
The sources said that “if Russia attacks Ukraine, it will probably not be against a small piece of territory in Donbas, but it would start a bloody, brutal and fast campaign to overthrow the administration of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and install a puppet government.”
The report notes that US fears also include the fact that “the Zelenskyy government has not responded quickly enough and is not better prepared for a possible Russian invasion, including the positioning of its forces in eastern Ukraine.” .
Despite American concern, President Zelenskyy and his inner circle they have been intent on avoiding panic and persist in the belief that Moscow would not invade.
Ukraine said on Tuesday that its joint diplomatic efforts with Western allies had succeeded in deterring a feared Russian invasion.
“We and our allies have managed to prevent Russia from escalating”, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told the press.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that some of the more than 100,000 soldiers stationed near Ukraine’s borders were beginning to return to base after completing military exercises. They have also dismissed the alerts issued from the US since last week.
“After the Russian troops finish the drills and return to the barracks, the West will declare a ‘diplomatic victory’ by having ‘secured’ the Russian ‘de-escalation’, a predictable scenario and cheap internal political points”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.
During his comments on Tuesday, Biden confirmed that Russian troops “remain in a very threatening position”, warning that an invasion remains “clearly possible” and would inflict an “enormous” human cost.
US President Joe Biden said a Russian attack on Ukraine remains a possibility, but that a diplomatic solution to the crisis could still be reached. In addition, the Democratic president warned that a war could be “bloody and destructive warfare.”
“The Russian people are not our target. We do not seek to destabilize Russia. For the citizens of Russia, you are not our enemy. And I don’t think they want a bloody and destructive war against Ukraine”, said the president of the United States.
“From the beginning of this crisis, I have been absolutely clear and consistent: the United States is prepared no matter what happens,” said the US president.
If Russia invades, he warned, The United States is “ready to go” with sanctions. However, Biden said, “we must give diplomacy every opportunity to succeed.”
Biden and Putin spoke on Saturday, their first conversation in more than a month of tensions. For their part, its top diplomats, Lavrov, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have spoken twice in recent days. All this in an attempt to ensure that diplomacy prevails in the resolution of the conflict.
President Joe Biden warned his counterpart in the Kremlin, Vladimir Putinin a phone call on Saturday that The United States “will respond decisively and impose swift and severe costs on Russia” in case it invades Ukraine.
In a one hour and two minute call between the two leaders, Biden emphasized that “while the United States remains prepared to engage in diplomacy, in full coordination with our allies and partners, we are equally prepared for other scenarios.”
The US president also conveyed to his Russian counterpart that a Russian invasion of Ukraine would produce “widespread human suffering” Y would reduce Russia’s prestige in the world.
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