In Ukraine, Blinken warns Russia could attack with "very short notice"

Posted on AllSides January 19th, 2022
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned on Wednesday that Russia has positioned itself to attack Ukraine on "very short notice," even as he urged Moscow to pursue a "diplomatic and peaceful path."

In remarks to U.S. embassy staff in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, Blinken said Russia's buildup of 100,000 troops had made it "a critical time for Ukraine."  

"[W]e know that there are plans in place to increase that force even more on very short notice," Blinken said, "and that gives President Putin the capacity, also on very short...

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