The Washington Post, citing government sources, said the attack could begin next year.

US intelligence is aware of a plan for a possible Russian military attack against Ukraine that could be launched by 175,000 early next year. The Washington Post wrote this on Friday, citing an unnamed US government official. The article was reviewed by the Associated Press.

US intelligence estimates that half of the 175,000 troops have already marched close to the Ukrainian border. One hundred combat battalions will participate in the offensive. The Associated Press wrote that US intelligence also believes that Russia has recently been trying to ramp up Ukraine in preparation for the attack.

US President Joe Biden just announced Friday that he is developing a comprehensive plan for dealing with the Russia-Ukraine crisis with the goal of making it more difficult for Russia to attack Ukraine. Biden did not detail the steps he was considering. However, White House spokesman Jen Psaki later indicated that sanctions against Moscow could also be mentioned.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed on Friday that Putin and Biden were preparing to hold a video conference. According to the consensus, this could happen as early as next week.

Ukraine’s Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov, speaking in the Kiev parliament, warned that Russia had massed more than 94,000 troops near its common border with Ukraine and could launch an all-out offensive in late January.

See also  World: 90 trucks are looted in Los Angeles every day

On the other hand, Moscow accuses Ukraine and the United States of “destabilizing behavior” and suggests that Kiev may be preparing for an attack by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian authorities denied this.




HVG

Order HVG weekly on paper or digital and read us anywhere, anytime!

The number of independent editorial offices is steadily declining from power, and those that do still exist are trying to stay afloat under growing headwinds. At HVG, we persevere and never give in to pressure, bringing local and international news every day.

That’s why we ask you, our readers, to support us! We promise to continue to give you the best we can!

Blinken warned Russia to respond if it attacks Ukraine


hvg.hu/MTIGlobalism

The United States will give a firm response to any possible Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Putin and Biden have a net peak, but they don't know when


hvg.huGlobalism

One possible date is December 7.