The United States has issued a new warning to the Ukrainian government that the latest intelligence indicates that a full-scale Russian invasion is imminent, according to Ukrainian officials, according to Ukrainian, American and Western officials. America and the West.
The new warning was issued on Tuesday morning Kyiv local time, according to three sources.
A senior Ukrainian official said Ukraine had not verified the intelligence and noted that the US had issued similar warnings before for attacks that ultimately failed to materialize.
According to a NATO military official, NATO allies received a similar intelligence assessment warning of an impending attack. Officially warned that “no one knows for sure” what Putin will do.
News of the warning came as the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky called state of emergency will be applied nationwide starting at midnight tonight in Ukraine.
Of particular interest, the United States warned, is the major city northeast of Kharkiv, according to a senior Ukrainian official and a Western official familiar with intelligence. Ukraine’s foreign minister on Tuesday said there were no plans to evacuate the city.
“We have no such plan,” Dmytro Kuleba said at a news conference in Washington alongside US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Social media videos located and analyzed by CNN over the past several days show a continuous accumulation of armor and support vehicles with a volume of less than 30 kilometers (about 18 miles) across the Russian border. .
US officials say they anticipate both a ground attack and air strikes should Russia launch one.
“Russian missiles and bombs will be dropped all over Ukraine. Communication will be interfered with. Cyberattacks will shut down key Ukrainian facilities,” Blinken said last week to the United Nations Security Council, describing how the US believes a Russian attack on Ukraine will play out.
“After that, Russian tanks and soldiers will enter the important targets that have been identified and outlined in the blueprint.”
Newsweek first reported this story.