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Russia will occupy Ukraine, United States warns again

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Russia will occupy Ukraine
United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said he reckons Russia will occupy Ukraine at any time. He is concerned about the deployment of Russian troops in Belarus and the continuation of the exercise.

He says Moscow's decision to keep 30,000 troops in Belarus beside Ukraine amid ongoing tensions signals that.

Antony Blinken made the remarks after receiving information from an unnamed US intelligence source that Russian military commanders had been ordered to occupy Ukraine.

However, Ukraine says such statements about the impending attack are "inappropriate." Oleksii Reznikov, the country's defense minister, said there were no signs of an attack tomorrow or the day after, as Russia had not yet formed any "strike groups" or attack groups on the border.

Neighboring Russia has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating "Similar, baseless allegations concerning Ukraine's intelligence have been made more than once.

Belarus has said in a statement that it was "deeply concerned" about the situation in Ukraine.

Fighting continued for a weekend between government forces and Russian-backed rebels in the Donbas region west of Ukraine.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told that "what we are seeing is that the situation is very serious. We are on the brink of an attack at any moment."

"Until the tanks and warplanes are removed, we will continue to use every minute to make diplomatic efforts to see if President Putin can be stopped from moving forward."

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