Blinken says Russia’s ‘playbook’ for an invasion of Ukraine is advancing but war can still be avoided

“As we’ve described, everything leading up to the actual invasion appears to be taking place,” Blinken said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

Blinken told CNN’s Dana Bash that President Joe Biden is ready to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin in any format if it can help prevent a war, and the United States will continue its efforts to try to convince Moscow. to get away from the invasion of Ukraine.

“We believe President Putin has made the decision, but until the tanks actually roll and the planes fly, we will use every opportunity and every minute we have to see if diplomacy can still dissuade President Putin from pursue that,” Blinken said. noted.

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