Biden abruptly cancels Delaware journey after prime degree assembly on Ukraine disaster
U.S. President Joe Biden walks after arriving on Marine One from a visit to Ohio on the White Home in Washington, February 17, 2022.
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden abruptly canceled plans on Sunday to go to his residence in Delaware for the vacation following a four-hour assembly of his nationwide safety group to debate the Russian risk to Ukraine.
The journey residence was a last-minute addition to the president’s schedule, introduced on Sunday afternoon at 2:41 p.m. Slightly over an hour later, nonetheless, it was canceled.
It is uncommon for a U.S. president’s journey plans to alter this shortly, particularly plans that contain leaving Washington.
In keeping with the White Home, the president “had a family-related situation that was going to take him to Wilmington, DE, tonight however he’ll now not be going and can stay in Washington, DC tonight.”
Biden’s schedule and his interplay together with his nationwide safety group have taken on a brand new sense of urgency this weekend after the president mentioned he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin had determined to hold out an assault on Ukraine “in the coming days.”
“We’ve cause to imagine the Russian forces are planning and intend to assault Ukraine within the coming week, within the coming days,” Biden mentioned Friday in a proper tackle to the nation, his second up to now week. “We imagine that they are going to goal Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, a metropolis of two.8 million harmless folks.”
Revealing data like this about an adversary’s battle plans is extremely uncommon, and Biden’s prediction despatched shockwaves world wide. Russia presently has 190,000 troops deployed on Ukraine’s northern and japanese border — almost half of the nation’s army.
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