U.S. President Joe Biden said earlier this week that the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine was “very high” and could take place within days, despite Moscow’s claim to be pulling troops from the border.
The threat is “very high, because they have not moved any of their troops out. They’ve moved more troops in,” Biden told reporters at the White House. “We have reason to believe they’re engaged in a false flag operation to have an excuse to go in.”
“Every indication we have is that they’re prepared to go into Ukraine, attack Ukraine,” he said. “My sense is it will happen in the next several days.”
The President said then that he was yet to read a new, written response from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to U.S. proposals for a diplomatic way out of the impasse.
Russia has positioned more than 150,000 troops on Ukraine’s borders which many Western leaders have speculated is a strategic move by Moscow to invade Ukraine.
Biden has maintained that there is still “a diplomatic path” and that Secretary of State Antony Blinken would continue discussions with his counterpart towards that end.
However, Biden said, “I’ve no plans to call to Putin.”
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