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March 24, 2023

Biden: Ukraine invasion still ‘distinctly possible’ despite Russian claims

Putin had claimed a ‘partial’ military withdrawal from border areas but US president says 150,000 troops remain

Joe Biden has claimed that 150,000 Russian troops remain in a “threatening position” around Ukraine, despite Russian claims of a withdrawal, and he warned that an invasion “remains distinctly possible”.

In a televised address from the White House on Tuesday afternoon, Biden combined a repeated offer of security talks with a warning of severe repercussions if Russia carries out an attack that US intelligence has reportedly assessed could take place as early as Wednesday.

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