The signs that a new war could soon start on European soil are growing increasingly difficult to view without deep concern. It's not just the warnings from US officials that Russia could invade Ukraine at any moment, or the fact that multiple countries are removing diplomats and advising their citizens to leave Ukraine, or that international airlines are canceling flights to Kyiv. [Source]
An audio tape of an exchange between the Ukrainian soldiers on an island in the Black Sea and an officer of the Russian Navy has emerged. All of the soldiers - who were defending Snake Island - are reported to have been killed, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky. This audio has been confirmed and verified as authentic by the Ukrainian Interior Ministry. CNN's Oren Liebermann reports.
Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday vowed there would be a "swift, severe and united" response if Russia invades Ukraine and assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky the US "stands with Ukraine."
During remarks at the White House, President Biden emphasized that the United States was prepared to stand up to Russian aggression if they took military action in Ukraine, but emphasized that room for diplomacy remains.