During a recent appearance at the United Nations Security Council, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken proclaimed that Russia is likely to invade Ukraine, adding that such Russian aggression is anticipated in the “coming days.”
The Secretary of State also accused Putin of plotting a pretext for an attack on Ukraine, which could potentially involve “a fake” or “even a real” attack with chemical weapons.
“Russia may describe this event as ethnic cleansing or a genocide,” Blinken dramatically intoned.
Blinken also demanded for Putin to effectively repeat after him, notably when he proclaimed that the Russian government could announce “with no qualification, equivocation or deflection” that it has no intentions of invading Ukraine.
“State it clearly,” Blinken demanded, then added that Russia should start receding its planes, tanks, and troops after making such a statement, opting to amplify “diplomats [at] the negotiating table” instead.
The UN Council met with regards to the Minsk agreements, which are designed to end an eight-year conflict between the army in Ukraine and the separatists supported by Russia in the eastern region of the nation.
Tensions have run high between Russia and the United States ever since the latter accused the former of deploying approximately 150,000 troops within the vicinity of Ukraine’s borders over the past several weeks.
Russia, however, has largely dismissed the concerns of the American government, suggesting that the superpower is merely being hysterical.
On his part, Blinken continued to amplify the hysteria at the UN meeting, insisting that the Russians were preparing an effectively imminent attack on Ukraine “in the coming days.”
At the same meeting, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin requested for the meeting to avoid descending “into a circus,” especially when Blinken keeps trumpeting the “baseless accusation” that Russia intends to attack Ukraine.
“I think we’ve had enough speculation on that,” Vershinin remarked dryly.