United States.- Faced with the tensions between Russia and the United States for a possible invasion of Ukraine, Jake Sullivan, White House adviser, has said that this event could happen at any time, even shortly before the end of the Beijing Olympics, this February 20.
During a message, the security adviser affirmed that they continue to observe signs of a Russian escalation, including new troops arriving at the border with Ukraine, however, he did not assure that the president Vladimir Putin has already made a decision to invade.
“We can’t pinpoint the day at this point, and we can’t pinpoint the time, but that’s a very, very distinct possibility.” Sullivan said.
The official explained that, although there is no date, there is a high probability that this action will take place and it could occur. “in a relatively close time frame.”
In the face of any emergency that occurs, Sullivan assured that the United States government is ready in any way.
According to a report published by The New York Times, US intelligence officials believe that Putin could carry out the coup in Ukraine until the end of the Winter Olympics to avoid any situation with Xi Jinping, who is one of his great allies.
“What we’re saying is that we have a sufficient level of concern based on what we’re seeing on the ground and what our intelligence analysts have picked up, that we’re sending this clear message.”Sullivan mentioned.
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Hours before this statement, US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, warned that Russia could invade Ukraine at any time, including during the Olympics.