World Russia can attack Ukraine "short-term", says Blinken
The West has a few bargaining chips to stop Russia from invading Ukraine
About 100,000 Russian troops have been spotted at the Ukrainian border.Although US and NATO leadership have both expressed a strong desire for a diplomatic path forward, more aggressive options to support Ukrainian sovereignty against Russian aggression, including major trade restrictions, are reportedly on the table.
Ukraine-crisis-USA: Russia can attack Ukraine "short-term", says Blinken
Kiev (Reuters) - the concentration of Russian soldiers At the Ukrainian border provides Vladimir Putin the latitude of ordering an attack on Ukraine at "very short deadline," said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday during a visit to Kiev.
The Head of American Diplomacy has repeated his hope of seeing Moscow committing on the path of a diplomatic and peaceful resolution of the Ukrainian crisis during his interview with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov Friday in Geneva.
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"We know that there are plans to further reinforce these troops (Russians) at a very short time, and it gives President Putin the capacity, there too to Very short due, to accentuate its aggression against Ukraine, "said Antony Blinken American diplomats based in Kiev.
(Report of Simon Lewis, French version Tangi Salaün)
Putin Is So Dangerous Now Because This Is His Last Chance to Seize Ukraine .
Russia’s sudden escalation around Ukraine has taken some by surprise, but the logic behind it may be deceptively simple: This winter could be Russia’s last chance to attack Ukraine. Russian military forces are amassed to Ukraine’s east, north, and south, and Ukraine’s leadership is making preparations for war. The Biden administration believes that an invasion is imminent, evacuating the U.S. embassy and readying forces to be deployed. The greatest logistical barrier to Russia’s advance is mud, and that may be frozen over before long.If Putin acts he will be inviting a cavalcade of sanctions and even military resistance from the West.