The White House warned on Wednesday that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could happen at any time, as President Joe Biden revealed plans to send Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of State Tony Blinken to the Munich summit to meet world leaders and unite them against Moscow.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said that an attack might happen at any time. “We are in the window where we believe an attack could happen at any time,” Psaki said at her daily news conference, “and that would be preceded by a false pretext that the Russians would use as a justification to conduct an invasion.”
Both Harris and Blinken are currently en route to Munich, Germany, for the Munich Security Conference, which will take place from February 18 to 20.
“She will continue to emphasise with our partners our ironclad commitment to our NATO allies, underscore our commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and reaffirm our shared interest in upholding the principles that have underpinned European peace and security,” Psaki said.
“She will take part in the conference’s formal programme as well as engage with allies and partners and meet with leaders on the fringes,” the press secretary added.