On Sunday evening, the US Embassy in Russia published a security warning on its website Locations.
There, they warn Americans in the country not to stay in large crowds, urging that they be aware of everything that is happening around them and that Americans should plan how to get out of the country in a crisis situation.
According to the website, there have been threats of attacks on shopping malls, train and metro stations and other public places in urban areas of Russia, including Moscow and Saint Petersburg. It was also emphasized that the security warning applies to the border areas with Ukraine on the Russian side.
The US authorities attach threats and risks to those they refer to as sources in the media.
Invasion orders intelligence
according to CNN And a number of other news sources on Sunday night, the United States confirmed intelligence information that Moscow had asked Russian military leaders to prepare for the invasion of Ukraine.
CNN has information from two US officials, as well as another source familiar with US intelligence operations.
At the same time reports New York times President Joe Biden’s warning on Friday that a Russian attack was imminent was the result of new intelligence.
Biden said Friday that he believes Russia has already made up its mind, and that the invasion will take place in the next few days.
The newspaper wrote that Biden issued the warning after seeing actual evidence of exactly this.
frenetic conversation activity
On Sunday, there were a number of talks aimed at moving the diplomatic process forward.
French President Emmanuel Macron had two phone calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday. Then two weeks have passed since the two met in Moscow.
The first phone call took 105 minutes, the second took an hour. Macron was immediately followed by a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
A number of news sources in both France and Russia reported that Macron and Putin agreed to try diplomatic solutions in the future.
At the same time, a number of news sources, including CNN, reported that Macron and US President Joe Biden are expected to speak together on Sunday evening.
Believe in diplomacy
On Saturday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made it clear that he still believed diplomacy was the way to go.
We once again ask Russia to do what it says and withdraw its forces from the border with Ukraine. Stoltenberg said it was not too late for Moscow to turn around.
Last week, Russia had issued several reports stating that it had withdrawn its forces to the bases from the border area. Western countries have so far stated that they see no sign of this on the ground.
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