Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov amid mounting tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Russia recently ordered some U.S. diplomats to leave the country. After attending a NATO meeting about the situation Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Russia was planning “significant aggressive moves against Ukraine” following Moscow’s military buildup on the border.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken: “Now, we don’t know whether President Putin has made the decision to invade. We do know that he is putting in place the capacity to do so on short order, should he so decide. … We made it clear to the Kremlin that we will respond resolutely, including with a range of high-impact economic measures that we’ve refrained from using in the past.”
Russia has rejected claims of a planned attack against Ukraine.