Source: The Times
President Putin has made up his mind to invade Ukraine, senior government figures believe, with western leaders accusing Moscow of orchestrating “false flag” attacks in the east of the country.
In Washington President Biden warned that an invasion could take place within “several days”, describing the risk as “very high”.
Boris Johnson said Moscow was behind shelling in Ukraine’s disputed east, which led to a strike on a nursery. He described the situation as “very grim”.
VIDEO: Ukraine reeling after kindergarten shelling.— AFP News Agency (@AFP) February 18, 2022
A witness recounts the moment a projectile blew a hole in the wall of a two-storey building being used by 20 children and 18 staff in the government-held eastern Ukrainian village of Stanytsia-Luganska pic.twitter.com/MwJtMqqV8X
Senior Whitehall figures said this week that the government did not believe Putin had decided whether to launch an invasion. Yesterday sources suggested that this analysis had changed in the past 24 hours. “He’s going to do it, and it’s going to be horrendous,” one said. Keep reading »