BIG Ukraine news: @nickschifrin reports: The US believes Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to invade Ukraine, and communicated those plans to the Russian military.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Russia could invade in the next few days, but in the briefing, the White House denied they had told NATO partners the invasion would take place in the next week. He said: “As we’ve said before, we are in the window of when an invasion begins at any time should Vladimir Putin decide to order it. I will not comment on the details of our intelligence information but I do want to be clear it could begin during the Olympics despite a lot of speculation that it will only happen after the Olympics.”
This comes after weeks of escalated tensions and failed diplomatic talks between Russia, Ukraine, NATO, the UK and the European Union.