american secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday warned that Russian forces are preparing to launch a attack against Ukraine in “next days”, adding that Russia invasion plans include the capital Kiev.
Russia plans make a pretext for a attack on son neighbor which could include a fake or real aggression using chemical weapons, it also underline.
Blinken told a meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine that he had sent a letter to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier on Thursday propose a meeting in anybody in Europe next week, as he called on Russia clearly and clearly states at the meeting that it will not invade Ukraine.
As Ukrainians waved flags in a show of challenge of a feared Russian invasionthe United States reported that Moscow had added up to 7,000 soldiers to the forces stationed along the tense border – a warning which contradicts Kremlin statements that military units were fired back.
A Russian invasion of Ukraine did not materialize on Wednesday, as on initially feared him. But after a handful of positive signals from Moscow that eased tensions earlier in the week, the pendulum seemed to swing in the opposite direction again.
Western allies argued that the menace of a attack was strong, with about 150,000 or more Russian troops surround the country on three sides.
In the heart of the crisis are Russia’s demands that the West keep Ukraine and other former Soviet nations out of NATO, halt weapons deployments near Russian borders and roll back Eastern European forces. The United States and its allies flatly rejected these demands, but offered to engage in talks with Russia on ways to enhance security in Europe.
Although Russia said it was firing back a few troops, a senior US administration official said some forces had only recently arrived and there had been a marked increase in false Russian claims that the Kremlin could use as a pretext for a invasion. the official said these allegations included reports of unmarked graves of civilians allegedly killed by Ukrainian forces, claims that the United States and Ukraine are developing biological or chemical weapons, and claims that the West is channeling in guerrillas to kill Ukrainians.