President Biden says Russian invasion in Feb. ‘distinct possibility’

MOSCOW, 29 January 2022, (TON): The White House says President Joe Biden warned Ukraine’s president that there is a distinct possibility Russia could take military action against Ukraine in February.

The Kremlin likewise sounded a grim note, saying it saw little ground for optimism in resolving the crisis after the U.S. this week again rejected Russia’s main demands.

Russian officials said dialogue was still possible to end the crisis, but Biden again offered a stark warning amid growing concerns that Russian President Vladimir Putin will give the go-ahead for a further invasion of Ukrainian territory in the not-so-distant future.

The White House said Biden’s comments to Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a phone call amplified concerns that administration officials have been making for some time.

“President Biden said that there is a distinct possibility that the Russians could invade Ukraine in February,” White House National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne said. “He has said this publicly and we have been warning about this for months. ”

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