Zelensky says Russian invasion starts on Wednesday
At about 1:30pm on Feb.14, Ukraine, President Zelensky announced on Facebook that he was told the Russians would attack in two days, Feb.16.
Zelensky also called for a National Day of Unity on Wednesday with his belief about when the invasion would happen. He said the relevant decree has already been signed, adding “On this day, we will put up our national flags, wear blue and yellow ribbons and show the whole world our unity,”
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby would not confirm the Wednesday date, but he did say that there was probably still room for negotiation. Secretary of State Blinked announced. The US “is in the process of temporarily relocating our Embassy operations in Ukraine from our Embassy in Kyiv to Lviv due to the dramatic acceleration in the buildup of Russian forces.” Kyiv embassy closing for now. In a way, that’s good news. Knowing Biden and Blinken, it’s a surprise they weren’t moving the embassy to Kabul, Afghanistan.
There are indications that the invasion was near. Zelensky asked Putin for a meeting, but Putin refused, and satellite pictures show that Russian Tanks are moving on the ground toward the Ukraine border… Generally, tanks are kept on trucks until just before an attack because the ground can damage the tracks on which the tanks move,
If the invasion happens, it’s likely to be bloody not only for the Ukrainian military but civilians as well.
Below is the Facebook message in which Ukraine President Zelensky announces the date that Russia will invade:
Great people of a great country! There have been serious external and internal challenges in front of our country, which require responsibility, confidence and concrete actions from me and each of us.