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U.S. Has Discussed Plans for Ukrainian Leader to Leave Kyiv If Russia Invades: Report

The U.S. also said that it has “credible information” that Russian forces have identified Ukrainians “to be killed or sent to camps” in the event of an invasion
Ukraine president calls for 'day of unity' for Feb. 16, day some believe Russia could invade
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Kyiv, Ukraine February 14, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

The Biden administration has discussed plans to relocate Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from Kyiv to Lviv in western Ukraine in the event of a Russian invasion, NBC reported.

Two sources familiar with the discussions told the news outlet the Biden administration views the Ukrainian leader as "increasingly vulnerable."

The Biden administration had warned for weeks that an attack on Ukraine could be imminent and President Biden on Friday said he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin has made up his mind to move forward with an invasion of Ukraine.

However, despite Zelensky and the Ukrainian government's criticisms of the United States for emphasizing the danger of an imminent Russian invasion of the country, NBC reported that the Ukrainian government has been "discreetly preparing for a possible Russian military attack."

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