Neighboring Russia has deployed about 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border. Russian troops could invade the country at any moment. Even US intelligence has indicated that the attack could begin on Wednesday. In this context, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has declared Wednesday (February 18) as “Unity Day”.
He also called on Ukrainians to fly the national flag and sing the national anthem at home on Wednesday in the face of a possible Russian attack. This information was given by the news agency Reuters in a report on Tuesday (February 15).
According to the report, Ukrainian officials insisted that President Volodymyr Zelensky did not expect a Russian attack on Wednesday. However, he criticized the Western media reports that an attack could take place on this particular day and declared Unity Day.
In a video message to the nation on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said, “They are saying that there will be an attack on February 18. We will observe it as a day of unity. ‘
“They are trying to intimidate us again by announcing the start of the Russian military offensive on Wednesday,” he said. And so, on this day, we will fly our national flag, wear yellow and blue banners and show our unity in front of the whole world. ‘
Ukraine’s president has long said that Russia has been threatening his country for a long time, but Western allies are raising the threat of a Moscow attack at any moment. This is causing panic.
Neighboring Russia has long deployed about 100,000 troops along the Ukrainian border. The country has also sent a fleet of warplanes, including tanks and artillery, to the Ukrainian border. There are also fears that Russian troops could invade the country at any moment. However, Moscow has repeatedly claimed that it has no plans to invade Ukraine.
However, the United States has said that Russia could launch an attack on Ukraine at any time. Washington has also ordered US citizens to leave Ukraine within 48 hours of the attack. Many countries are removing their diplomats and family members.
Asked about Russia’s possible attack on Ukraine on Wednesday, Jack Sullivan told CNN’s State of the Union program on Sunday: “We can’t say for sure. But we are saying that we are in a situation where Russia could launch a major military operation in Ukraine any day. It could even happen in the next few weeks before the Olympics. ‘
On Wednesday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby declined to comment on the possibility of a Russian attack on Ukraine. “I am not in a position to confirm any reports of a Russian attack,” he said in an interview with Fox News Sunday.
However, Kirby noted that Russia could launch an attack on Ukraine at any time. “We are getting information from different angles,” he said. Again, not all of this information is exclusive to intelligence agencies. It also contains information that can be seen at a glance. More than 100,000 Russian troops are currently stationed on the Ukrainian border.