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Blinken to deliver address on ‘Russian threat to peace and security’ at UN Security Council

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will deliver remarks on Russia’s growing threat of conflict on the Ukrainian border at the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, a remark that comes amid growing rhetoric from U.S. officials that Moscow may launch an invasion at any time.

Russia could use the Security Council meeting to make its case for an invasion of Ukraine, a senior Biden administration official told reporters on a conference call Thursday morning. US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield told reporters on that same conference call that there is evidence that “Russia is headed for an imminent invasion.”

Greenfield said Russia was making false claims of unmarked civilian graves killed by Ukrainian forces, which Russia could use as a false pretext to attack Ukraine.

As he left the White House Thursday morning for an unrelated trip to Cleveland, President Joe Biden told reporters he believed a Russian attack on Ukraine could be imminent and that Moscow was conducting an “operation under false banner”.

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