Brandon on Thursday spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky amid a threat of a Russian invasion.
Brandon warned Zelensky to ‘prepare for impact’ according to CNN.
“Kyiv could be “sacked,” Russian forces may attempt to occupy it, “prepare for impact”, Brandon said, according to this official.” CNN reporter Alexander Marquardt said.
The White House released a readout of the call.
Brandon “underscored the commitment of the United States to Ukraine’s sovereignty” during the phone call.
NEW: White House says Pres. Brandon spoke with Pres. Zelenskyy of Ukraine amid threat of Russian invasion.
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Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said another incursion by Russia could be imminent.
“We’ve said for some time that another incursion by Russia could be imminent, and imminent means imminent … and I’m going to avoid the temptation to guess as to what the timing would be,” Kirby said on Thursday during a press briefing.
An incursion could be imminent’: Brandon administration warns that serious Russian combat forces have gathered near Ukraine in last 24 hours and that US parachute assault troops from Fort Bragg have been put on standby
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Meanwhile the Pentagon has put 8,500 US troops on “heightened alert” to fight Joe and Hunter Brandon’s war.