White House (Times Of Ocean)- The United States says there is a high risk of Russian attack (airstrikes) on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
A senior Pentagon official says Moscow’s claims of easing tensions around Kiev is “deceptive rhetoric” but does not mean risk of Russian airstrike has diminished.
“Although Russian soldiers have been reduced in number on the outskirts of Kyiv, the Russian airstrikes continue to threaten the Ukrainian capital.”
The number of Russian airstrikes in Ukraine has risen sharply in the past 24 hours, according to the German media.
The Russian withdrawal from around Kyiv is due to the fact that the troops failed to capture the city in the process of preparing for large-scale air strikes and focusing on the invasion of eastern Ukraine.