In the United States, Russian officers Invasion of Ukraine. CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin confirmed information during the show Face the nation Sunday.
Intelligence agencies are preparing for the military by the Russian commander, “doing everything the American commander does when ordered,” Martin said.
Last Sunday, both the State Department and the Pentagon said the United States was still pulling all diplomatic cessations in an attempt to escalate the crisis in Russia and Ukraine as the invasion occurred. More and more likely.
Speak on CNN Trade union statusSecretary of State Antony Blinken said Russia’s President Vladimir Putin had been charged with imminent invasion by deploying troops in a geographically close area of Ukraine.
“He followed the script almost in line with the letter,” he said.
In a presentation at the UN Security Council on Thursday, Blinken said the United States was hoping that Russia would create a crisis that could serve as an excuse for intervention.Russia only Extended training by an army of about 30,000 people In Belarus, it’s past Sunday when the joint military exercises were due to end. On Sunday, Defense Minister Belarus cited rising tensions in eastern Ukraine as the reason for “continuing inspections of reaction forces.” Like last week, Russia did not plan to extend its military presence in Belarus.
“As we explained, everything up to the actual aggression seems to be happening. All these false flag operations, all these provocations to produce justification,” he said. ..
However, Blinken said the United States would try to negotiate with Russia to the last minute.
“I believe Putin made the decision, but we can take every opportunity to discourage Putin from doing this until the tank actually spins and the plane flies. You have to check every minute to see if, “he says. Added.
“We will do everything we can to prevent it before it happens, but if he follows, we will also impose massive consequences and provide Ukraine’s continued defense. , Ready to strengthen NATO, “Blinken said.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Sunday that the United States is conducting “full-court coverage” to stop Putin and has exhausted all bargaining measures to convince him to change his mind. ..
Answers to questions about why the United States does not impose Preemptive sanctions Regarding Russia, Kirby said that if such actions were used prematurely, they could cause what they were trying to prevent. “If you punish someone for not having done it yet, they should just go ahead and do it,” he said.
On Friday, President Joe Biden told reporters that Putin was confident that he had made his decision and that the invasion was imminent in the “next few days.” Vice President Kamala Harris upheld this belief on Sunday.