“We believe Russia will target Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine,” US President Joe Biden said. in a press conference on Friday evening.
Biden also says that a significant increase of to cease-fire violations by Russia have been observed in the last days.
“The United States and its allies remain united despite attempts to division of Russia,” he said. added.
Earlier on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russia claims it is pulling forces back of the border are false adding that “on on the contrary, we see additional forces moving to the border, including leading edge forces that would be part of any assault.”
Blinker also says everything Washington has seen happen on The border of Russia with Ukraine in the past 24 to 48 hours is part of a scenario of creating false provocation designed to elicit a response.
On Wednesday, the White House warned that Russia could invade Ukraine at any time. using an invented pretext or a false flag operation.
“were in the window whereon believes a attack could happen at any time and it would be preceded by a fabricated pretext that the Russians use as an excuse to start a invasion”, White House Press secretary Jen Psaki said during a news conference. “And we saw and we talked a little bit about it in here. We have seen these tactics used in the past.”
Washington has estimated that some 30,000 Russian troops have been deployed to neighboring Belarus as part of of joint exercises due to run until Sunday.
These and other large-scale exercises near Ukraine have fueled concerns in European capitals and Washington that Moscow is preparing a attack on son next to.
Russia has denied everything plans and accused Ukraine of violate ceasefirefire The agreements in ballast of the country, where the army combat pro-Moscow separatists.