Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to attack Ukraine, US President Joe Biden said Friday. 

“As of this moment, I’m convinced he’s made the decision. We have reason to believe that,” Biden said in response to a question at a news conference at the White House.

“We have reason to believe the Russian forces are planning to intend to attack Ukraine in the coming days,” he said. “We believe that they will target Ukraine’s capital Kyiv.”

Western countries have accused Russia of amassing more than 100,000 troops near Ukraine, prompting fears that it could be planning a military offensive against its former Soviet neighbor.

Denying that it is preparing to invade, Moscow has accused Western countries of undermining its security through NATO’s expansion toward its borders

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