Secretary of State Antony Blinken has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against an attack on Ukraine, as Russian bombers head toward the border of Belarus.
“We don’t have clarity into Moscow’s intentions, but we do know its playbook,” Blinken said Wednesday, according to The Washington Examiner.
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“And our concern is that Russia may make the serious mistake of attempting to rehash what it undertook back in 2014, when it amassed forces along the border, crossed into sovereign Ukrainian territory, and did so claiming, falsely, that it was provoked,” he added.
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The attack coincides with the signing of a 25-year Russian-Belarusian military agreement, which includes the delivery of dozens of Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighters to Belarus: https://t.co/BmijPMY7eX
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“Our Western partners have provided data on the active movement of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border and the increase in their concentration,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote, according to CNN.
“Foremost, we are very grateful to our partners for this information. This is a proof of support of Ukraine.”
Putin may not be concerned about Blinken’s warning, but his nation does appear to remain interested in extending its power beyond its borders.