US: Russia is planning a large-scale attack in Ukraine in early 2022

Russia is said to be preparing to invade Ukraine early next year with more than 175,000 troops. To write in an American newspaper Washington Post Based on a document from the US intelligence services and conversations with unknown sources. President Biden is not ready to accept a “red line” from Russia in Ukraine.

Currently, about 70,000 Russian soldiers are said to be close to the border with Ukraine, but US intelligence agencies expect the number to increase to 175,000. The Americans expect in the coming period that Russia will continue to move its forces “to hide intentions and create a state of uncertainty.”

No respect for red lines

US President Joe Biden is not ready to accept a “red line” from Russia in Ukraine. He made that clear on Friday evening. Biden says he will have a “long conversation” on the issue with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

The Kremlin had previously warned that the deployment of Western missile defense systems in Ukraine would be considered a red line that Russia says should not be crossed. When Biden was asked to comment on Friday, he made it clear that he “does not respect anyone’s red lines.”

“We have known about Russia’s actions for a long time and I expect to have a long discussion with Putin,” the US president said. Biden had previously said he wanted to make it “extremely difficult” for Russia to attack Ukraine.

A meeting between Biden and Putin is expected next week. No specific time has been agreed.

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