US acts over fears of Russian invasion
Manchester Evening News|January 19, 2022
US SECRETARY of state Antony Blinken will visit Ukraine this week as tensions between Washington and Moscow escalate over a possible Russian invasion of its neighbour, the State Department said.

He will go to Kyiv on a hastily arranged trip to show US support following inconclusive diplomatic talks between Moscow and the West in Europe last week that failed to resolve disagreements over Ukraine and other security matters.

The meetings appear to have increased fears of a Russian invasion, and the Biden administration has accused Moscow of preparing a "false flag operation” to use as a pretext for intervention. Russia has denied the charge.

Mr Blinken will travel on Thursday to Berlin, where he will meet his German, British and French counterparts to discuss a possible response to any Russian action.

The Kremlin has massed 100,000 troops with tanks and other heavy

Antony Blinken weapons on its own soil near the Ukrainian border in what many observers believe may be preparation for an invasion.

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