Continuing the hysteria surrounding Ukraine, the White House warned on Tuesday that Russia could invade the country “at any point.”
“Our view is this is an extremely dangerous situation. We’re now at a stage where Russia could at any point launch an attack in Ukraine,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.
Also on Tuesday, the State Department claimed that Russia could use military drills in Belarus as cover to attack Ukraine from the north. Russia said Tuesday that it has begun deploying troops to Belarus for joint exercises that will be held in February.
“The reports of Russian troop movements towards Belarus, which these movements are supposedly under the auspices of regularly scheduled joint military exercises, are concerning,” a State Department official told reporters.
By the State Department’s logic, US and NATO military exercises in countries that border Russia could also be seen as preparations for possible invasions. In 2021, the NATO held massive military exercises in Estonia and Latvia, which both share a border with Russia.
The US and NATO presence near Russia’s border and in the Black Sea is Moscow’s main gripe with the Western powers. If the US views Russian military drills in Belarus as a threat to Ukraine, the Americans should be able to understand Russian President Vladimir Putin’s view that NATO is threatening Russia.
During talks last week, the US and NATO rejected Russia’s demands for a halt in NATO’s eastward expansion. But the dialogue continues, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva on Friday.
33 thoughts on “White House Claims Russia Could Attack Ukraine ‘at Any Point’”
US and NATO are the warmongers. It’s insane.
Yes , in 1941 it was Japan and Nazi Germany on the wrong side of history.
No one will be around to put the United States of America and it’s blindly following allies especially Australia in the same place. I’m Australian btw. Washington DC says “Jump”, Canberra says “how high”.
Had we not blockaded Japan, would there have been war? Had we dealt with Germany earlier (American corporations did business with Germany almost right up to the point we entered the war), would there not have been war and the deaths of millions?
Ah, so we are asking logical questions… Logic has no place in war…best-donna/peace chic
All of Europe seems to be the same puppet of the USA. Germany follows like a lamb, stopping the needed gas it arranged by nordstream 2 pipeline from Russia just because some greedy US “lawmakers” decide that Russia is an enemy.
“Greedy US lawmakers” is right. Mitt Romney let the cat out of the bag when he addressed killing Nordstream II pipeline saying, “They shouldn’t get that wealth.”
America’s posture towards Russia since the Soviets gave up the ghost on Communism has been that we have to keep the Russian people beaten down in Third World status, like they were under Communism and then Yeltsin, and they should never be allowed to compete in the world. It’s a zero sum game for us.
Straight outta 1984.
they suck, they truly do but…. There are some great people on these boards, saying wonderful common sense things. It gives me hope…
White House Claims U.S. Could Attack Ukraine ‘at Any Point’
Why reference the NATO exercises in Estonia and Latvia, when the nine NATO exercises being held in Ukraine this year are much larger? The Estonia exercises only had 2,000 foreign troops and 5,000 Estonian. The Ukraine exercises will total 64,000, with hundreds of aircraft and ships.
Note also that the Russian exercises are being held in February – the same time that NATO exercises are being held in Ukraine. This isn’t a coincidence.
I’ll do my popcorn with red hot chili powder and dark chocolate. (I’m going out with a bang, not a whimper.) peace donna
Well, Russia could attack the Ukraine with some success; not having absolute military superiority always bothers US NATO.
What bothers US Neocon Globalists far, far more, is not having total situational control.
They can’t make Russia attack the Ukraine, and they can’t make America attack the Donbass.
All they can do is keep dropping handkerchiefs like an angry old maid at a ball between disinterested suitors more interested in a posturing contest than actually fighting over her.
Hi Brockland A.T.:
I enjoyed the “angry old maid” reference, very much. Still, all of this business is very disconcerting… Well, let us hope they keep dropping handkerchiefs and not bombs…
Why would Russia invade Ukraine? They don’t need the extra territory – Russia is underpopulated as it is. And they sure don’t need Ukraine’s wore-out rust belt industry or coal resources. Nor does Russia want to take in another population of oligarchs and uneducated blue collar workers.
To me, this whole scenario came about because the West pulled Ukraine out of the Russian sphere, figured out what a worthless prize it was, and now wants Russia to “steal” Ukraine back.
I understand your questions, they are logic based and sensible but war is not logic based (nor sensible). Every so many years, if you look at war historically, you will see they happen and it has been awhile since we’ve had a big one…best donna/peace chic
1.Ukraine is a breadbasket.
2.Ukraine is a source of pride of empire.
If history is any help, I remember the time we aided the Afghans in their attack inside Russia, which led to Russia invading, giving them, in the words of Brzezinski, their “Vietnam”. The only thing keeping that from happening in Ukraine , in my estimation, are the Russian-speaking Ukraine folks in the Donbass. Ukraine military would have to go through them first in order to reach into Russia. So, suppose Ukraine lobs a few at Russian soldiers. Then what?
Russia invaded Afghanistan as part of empire building, and to fulfill its dream of warm water ports.The Real target was Iran. When did the Afhans attack Russia/USSR before Russia invaded them?
Here in France every “newspaper” and site is repeating the same lies they have for weeks -always “IF” Russia invades, ignoring the obvious constant reminder that Russia is NOT the aggressor and wants peace and neutrality in Ukraine and its own security respected. Not very hard to understand, if the USA∕NATO had any decency. Blinken is a serial liar and convinced warmonger. To appoint him to a job requiring diplomacy is a sick joke.
The message discipline in the “free west” has been astonishing … it’s almost like someone is telling these people what to write …
Yeah, what’s your point?
“White House Claims Russia Could Attack Ukraine ‘at Any Point’”
Errr, yes, they can and always could … which is why we should steer clear of having anything to do with Ukraine at all.
Ukraine is very important to Russian security … in what way is it relevant to American security?
I suspect that the goal here is to keep Europe on-side, and to provide a pretext to pressure Germany into cancelling NS2 for good.
I wish that the State department would shut its damn mouth… It’s highly irritating….
I’m not afraid Putin will make a stupid mistake in Ukraine. I’m afraid we will.
Can Russia just get it over with already?
It’s as simple as this, the only thing the US and NATO can do is turn a possible confrontation into an absolute catastrophic blood bath because if the unthinkable happens, Russia will be forced to go all in because of the way the US operates. The logical alternative is let Russia and Ukraine solve their own problems, it’s almost a family affaire anyway, US go home, your way out of line.
John Helmer over at “Dances With Bears” has an interesting article:
Can Russia negotiate a no-war pact with a genocidal adversary as convinced of its racial superiority as the germans were once? Gorilla radio answers:
From Lavorv’s presser:
Now how does anyone expect the Ukrainians to be persuaded to execute the Minsk Package of Measures under these conditions?
Link is a 404; probably just a coincidence…
Just tested it, it’s fine.
Fascinating article, thanks.
Great Game hardliners would never stop at destroying the Russians just in the Ukraine, but all Russia as well.
The changes to the US code don’t really mean much. There was never a mechanism to implement Nuremberg in the US Code; doing so is purely a political question.
Back in 1987, they would have been looking at then-current death-squadding in Latin America, not thinking about Russia.
Even so, Russia can’t be rattled by hollow threats. They know they aren’t losing, and they know what happened to the Sunni and Sunni Baathism in Iraq.
By the way, Blinken just said there will be no written response to Russia’s demands during the meeting between Lavrov and him on Friday.
That’s all, folks. Talking is now over. And Russia knew this would happen, so they will now proceed to do what is necessary.
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