Sec. of State Says There is No Evidence Russian Troops are Withdrawing

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Russia has not followed through on its announcement to pull troops back from Ukraine’s border.

On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Blinken was asked if the U.S. was seeing evidence Russia was pulling back its troops.

Newsmax reports:

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“We’re not,” Blinken told host George Stephanopoulos. “Unfortunately, there’s a difference between what Russia says and what it does.

“What we’re seeing is no meaningful pullback. On the contrary, we continue to see forces, especially forces that would be in the vanguard of any renewed aggressions against Ukraine, continuing to be at the border, to mass at the border.”

Blinken noted that there is an imminent threat Russia could invade at any time. On Monday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zalenskyy said he believe Russia could invade as early as Feb. 16th.

“We said that we were in a window of time in which the invasion could come at any time,” Blinken told ABC. “President [Vladimir] Putin’s put in place the capacity to act on very short notice. He can pull the trigger. He could pull it today. He could pull it tomorrow. He could pull it next week. The forces are there if he wants to renew aggression against Ukraine.”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said there hasn’t been any indication of Russian “de-escalation on the ground.”

“On the contrary, it appears that Russia continues the military build-up,” Stoltenberg said Wednesday. “And we have not received any response to our written document, our written proposals, that we sent to Russia on the 26th of January.”

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LaMenance
7 months ago

Anything to deflect from the incompetence of this Administration, to spill innocent blood that these DemonRats are notorious for sacrificing of our men women in uniform. Time to take care of our own borders before we get involved in something we will regret for generations!

William Petite
William Petite
7 months ago

Just like the USA, we too say one thing, and do another. There is a man running Russia with a big macho problem, and a man (maybe) running America, with dementia, the former god father of the Biden Crime Family, what to worry about? The Dem. Party corrupted the election, to get someone with dementia in power, LOL. This is the Great Reset, inflation, censorship, persecution of the opposing party followers, higher taxes, out of control crime, open boarder, etc. This is the Dem Party; they do this because the love us, and feel our pain, and have decided we don’t have enough pain.

MAC
MAC
7 months ago

Ask a Lib and 39% says everything is running like clockwork. Biden is so freakin slow to action. When I mean slow, it’s as if he’s stumbling up the stairs to AF 1. Almost every Dem cannot not admit mean tweets are better than this clown show. Failure at every policy and missteps like the Odildo care rollout. Their junk ideas are ineffective and never go away. Clandestine Send weapon tech ASAP and gain some leverage.

Donald Nicholas
Donald Nicholas
7 months ago

Strongman Putin backs down to senile Joe. Yeah sure, probably be a headline on Pravda if there’s still a Pravda. Of course the NYT will say “Biden stands up to Putin”

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