- President Biden is warning Americans who remain in Ukraine that they should get out of the country amid growing tensions along the border there as Russian President Vladimir Putin weighs whether to invade.
- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that “we’re in a window when an invasion could begin at any time and, to be clear, that includes during the Olympics.”
Biden to speak with Putin by phone Saturday morning amid escalating tension in Ukraine
President Biden will speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone late Saturday morning as tensions mount along the border in Ukraine, the National Security Council confirmed on Friday.
Biden’s call with Putin is slated to take place late Saturday morning Eastern time from Camp David.
Russia wanted to speak on Monday. The U.S. pushed for Saturday and Russia agreed.
US official: Ukrainian military ‘on edge’ as potential Russian invasion looms
The Ukrainian military is “on edge” and “more stressed” as the prospect for a Russian invasion of the country appears to strengthen, a U.S. official told Fox News Friday.
“The Ukrainian military is on edge tonight,” the official said. “I have never heard them more stressed than during calls today.”
The State Department is making calls to some of the 30,000 American citizens who remain in Ukraine, urging them to vacate the country within the next 24-48 hours, the official said.
Several warnings, including one from the State Department, have urged Americans to depart from Ukraine “as soon as possible.”
Fox News correspondent Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this update.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Milley holds phone call with Russian counterpart on ‘security-related issues’
Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley held a series of phone calls on Friday with several of his foreign counterparts, including that of Russia, to address security-related concerns amid rising tensions in Ukraine.
A readout of Milley’s call with Chief of Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov noted the two military leaders “discussed several security-related issues of concern” and did not offer additional details on what was discussed.
In addition, Milley held phone calls with his counterparts from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, and the United Kingdom.
Milley’s office said the leaders discussed “items of mutual security concern, including ongoing coordination during the adjustment of U.S. force posture in Europe.”
Brethren – this may turn uglier than anyone is expecting. The clown in our White House instills NO fear in the hearts of leadership of Russia and China.
Uncle Joe has purposely weakened our Military and many countries look at us as if we are a joke.
Both sides of my family are from Kiev, Ukraine. My great grandparents came over around 1903. I also had a uncle who was in the “Party” and of course, lived in Russian.
But God’s Will be done! He alone is in control. TRUST HIM!