Several US media wrote on Sunday evening that Russian military leaders had received orders to launch an attack on Ukraine. CNN Refers to three sources and New York Post for one. CNN notes that several indications are that Russian forces are preparing for some form of operation, but it also notes that a potential order may also be withdrawn.
on Sunday published Image processing company Maxar, which analyzed satellite images from the border between Russia and Ukraine, data on the movements of Russian troops and armored vehicles to the 80-kilometer area of the city of Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine.
Information that is Russian The attack must be imminent and has been presented by the White House in recent weeks. Already January 19 in Biden believes that Russia will invade, and January 27 That such an invasion was a “clear possibility” and in Friday He believes that Russia will attack Kiev “in the next few days”.
The White House also announced Sunday night that President Biden has canceled a trip to Wilmington, where he will be traveling about family matters, and will stay in the White House overnight. This is due to the unstable security situation.
President Biden asked On Sunday, he spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron, who had a lengthy conversation earlier in the day with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The French president’s staff described the meeting as a last resort to avoid a Russian military attack in Ukraine, writes the scientist.
Then President Macron also spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and according to Le Monde, both Putin and Zelensky had to state that they were willing to speak. It is also said that President Putin agreed to hold talks between Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France.
Four countries gathered For similar talks to resolve the crisis in eastern Ukraine after Russia’s annexation.
on Sunday announce The government in Minsk also indicated that intensive military exercises between Russia and Belarus, which brought together 30,000 soldiers, will continue in Belarus even though they were supposed to end on Sunday.
On Sunday, the US State Department urged US citizens who are in Russia to prepare to leave the country. He writes this because of threats of attacks on railway stations, shopping centers and other places where many people gather, among others, such as Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Reuters.
Russia responded The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that the United States did not provide any information to the Russian authorities on the basis of its warning.
“If not, then what does it mean?” Zakharova wrote in his Telegram channel.
According to a source inside US intelligence who spoke with CNNRussia is now said to have deployed 75 percent of the country’s conventional forces within 60 kilometers of the border with Ukraine. 500 combat aircraft and combat bombers must also be at a distance that can be deployed in the attack. In addition, 50 medium-sized grenade launchers are located at the same distance from Ukraine, according to a CNN source.
British sources previously estimated that Russia placed about 50 percent of its conventional forces on the border.
Late Sunday evening, Reuters news agency also reported that at least another explosion was heard in the breakaway city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.
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