Jake Sullivan, Assistant to the President of the United States for Homeland Security
The White House expressed confidence that the data of American intelligence about the pulling of Russian troops to the border with Ukraine are correct.
Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to have yet to make a final decision on the invasion of Ukraine. About it stated US National Security Leader’s Assistant Jake Sullivan, speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations on Friday, December 17.
“The current assessment of the US government is that he (Putin – ed.) Has not yet made a decision. So there are no changes in this regard compared to last week,” the official replied to a journalist’s question about the Kremlin’s intentions regarding Ukraine.
At the same time, Sullivan expressed confidence that the data of American intelligence about the pulling of Russian troops to the border with Ukraine are correct.
“I have high confidence in our ability to see what constituted a significant Russian military build-up near Ukraine. <...> I also believe that the analysis prepared by the US intelligence community, which indicates that the Russian government is seriously considering such an exercise and is preparing operational planning for it, is fully justified, “the White House spokesman said.
In this regard, he noted, the United States called on allies and partners, in particular in Europe, to jointly declare to Moscow about the consequences in case of an attempt to seize Ukrainian territories.
We will remind, on the eve in Washington said that ready to negotiate with Russia on security issues, but some of Moscow’s demands are unacceptable.
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