Russia expels America’s second-most senior diplomat in Moscow in what the US views as an “escalatory” move, the State Department says.
US warns Putin might launch false flag chemical weapons attack before invading Ukraine. Russia expels America’s deputy ambassador and demands Biden pull all troops out of Central and Eastern Europe.
National security adviser Jake Sullivan says Russia could invade Ukraine “any day now,” but the US still holds out hope that diplomacy can prevail.
What people are saying?
Dawn Why hasn’t Biden done something about Putin’s finances? If he and other countries hold Putin and oligarchs money. I’m sure things would de-escalate very quickly.
Z This is one more indication that Putin is not interested in talks or diplomacy or looking for a way out of this. He wants war. His demands to Ukraine, the United States, and NATO, were impossible to meet from the beginning and he knew that.