President Joe Biden said he is “convinced” that Russian President Vladimir Putin has made up his mind and plans to invade Ukraine.
“As of this moment, I’m convinced he’s made the decision. We have reason to believe that,” Biden said at a Friday afternoon press conference.
Citing “significant intelligence,” Biden said a Russian attack could occur in the coming days and would be focused on the nation’s capital, Kyiv.
Biden also said Russia’s “phony allegations” that Ukraine is planning to attack the separatist-controlled Donbas “defies logic.” Biden added at the Friday press conference that there have also been upticks of cease-fire violations in eastern Ukraine.