Moscow: The US on Sunday warned of an increase in Russian troops along the Ukrainian border, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky downplaying warnings of an attack by Russia within days. The White House said that US President Joe Biden spoke with Zelensky on Sunday for about 50 minutes and reiterated his commitment to support him. At the same time, an official said on condition of anonymity that the US has claimed a gathering of more than 130,000 soldiers on Sunday, improving its claim of 100,000 Russian troops on the Ukrainian border. The US warned on Sunday that more Russian troops were gathering near the Ukrainian border and that some flights were canceled while others were diverted. Let us tell you that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has tried to downplay Russia’s warning of an attack within a few days, saying that he has not yet found satisfactory evidence in this regard. In his statement, Ukraine’s leader called on his people to exercise restraint despite the Russian troops being surrounded on three sides. At the same time, Russia has called it a military exercise.
‘We understand all dangers’
Zelensky’s remarks over the weekend indicate he is unhappy with the US warnings as he wants to keep the damage to Ukraine’s economy from the crisis to a minimum. “We all understand the dangers,” he said in a live telecast. We understand that there is a danger.” Zelensky said, “If you, or anyone, have 100 percent additional information about the start of the Russian attack on the 16th (February), please give it to us.” It is noteworthy that US officials. warned that Russia could attack Ukraine.
[Attribution to NBT]