The United States estimates that Russia may use “military force” against Ukraine probably in mid-February, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said on Wednesday (01.26.2022).
According to Washington, there are indications that Russian President Vladimir Putin “will use military force at some point, perhaps between now and mid-February.” However, the Joe Biden administration pointed out that it does not know if the ruler has made “a final decision” on the matter.
“I don’t know what is going through President Putin’s head. There is only one person who knows, and that is President Putin himself,” Sherman said. “I think even the people around him don’t know what he’s going to do in the end,” she said.
The number two in US diplomacy also stated that the Beijing Olympics, which open in early February in a ceremony attended by Putin, could “have an impact on his schedule.”
There are indications that Putin “will use military force at some point, perhaps between now and mid-February.” However, the Biden administration says it does not know if he has already made “a final decision.”