Biden ‘Convinced’ Putin Has Made Decision to Invade Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden stated Friday he believes Russian leader Vladimir Putin has actually made a decision to get into Ukraine which the attack might begin «in the coming days.»

» As of this moment, I’m convinced he’s decided. We have factor to believe that,» Biden said, including that Washington has «substantial intelligence ability» to back the insurance claim.

» We believe they will target Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, a city of 2.8 million innocent individuals,» he said of Russian forces.

With U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arranged to talk with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday, Biden claimed there is still time for arrangements to soothe the situation.

» Diplomacy is constantly an opportunity,» he claimed.

Biden stated Moscow is carrying out a disinformation campaign, consisting of accusing Kyiv of preparing its very own strike in order to create a pretext for a Russian invasion.

» There is merely no proof to these assertions and also it opposes standard reasoning to think the Ukrainians would certainly choose this moment, with well over 150,000 [Russian] soldiers arrayed on its borders, to escalate a years-long dispute,» Biden stated.

» All these are consistent with the playbook the Russians have made use of before to set up a false validation to act against Ukraine,» Biden said at the White House.

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