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Blinken Warns of Russian Plans for ‘Short Notice’ Attack on Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said that Russia could attack Ukraine “on very short notice” and warned of consequences if Russia increases its force.

You’ve been engaged in the past couple of months in an intense focus on Ukraine because of the significant buildup we’ve seen of Russian forces near the Ukrainian border. No provocation, no reason, except that we have a very significant force. We know that there are plans in place to increase that force even more on very short notice. And that gives President Putin the capacity also on very short notice to take further aggressive action against Ukraine. We have tried to make clear that there are two paths for, for Russia: There is the path of diplomacy and dialogue to try to resolve whatever differences there are peacefully through diplomacy. Clearly, the preferable path, clearly the most responsible path and the one that we would prefer. But there is also the path if Russia chooses to renew aggression of confrontation and consequences.

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Blinken Warns of Russian Plans for ‘Short Notice’ Attack on Ukraine

By The Associated Press January 19, 2022

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said that Russia could attack Ukraine “on very short notice” and warned of consequences if Russia increases its force.

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