Biden says he thinks Putin will pull off Ukraine invasion in days

He spoke to reporters as he left the White House for a trip to Ohio.

President Joe Biden said Thursday he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin would carry out an invasion of Ukraine within days.

“I have a feeling that will happen in the next few days,” he told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega as he left the White House for a trip to Ohio.

Biden told reporters the threat of an invasion was still “high.”

“They didn’t move any of their troops. They moved more troops,” he said. “We have reason to believe that they are engaged in a false flag operation, to have an excuse to enter. All indications we have is that they are ready to enter Ukraine and attack Ukraine .”

Biden reiterated there was still a path to diplomacy, but said he had no plans to call Putin.

‘That’s why I asked Secretary Blinken to come to the UN to make his statement today,’ referring to Secretary of State Antony Blinken changing his plans at the last minute to address the Council UN security. “He will explain what this path is. I also made a path to Putin… There is a path, there is a way through this.”

This is a developing story. Please check for updates.

ABC News

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