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Biden Says Russian Invasion of Ukraine Could Be 'Largest Invasion Since WWII'

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President Joe Biden again warned Russia of severe consequences if it invades Ukraine, saying the military operation would have worldwide effects.
A Russian invasion of Ukraine would “change the world” and be the largest military operation of its kind since World War II, President Joe Biden told reporters on Tuesday. Biden again underscored the gravity of the tense situation at the border between the two Eastern European countries, where Russia has amassed 100,000 troops in possible preparation of an invasion of the former Soviet republic. Biden told reporters there has been “no change in the posture of the Russian forces” along the border with Ukraine, according to a video of his remarks captured by the Associated Press. White House officials have warned of an imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine. But Ukraine Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said Tuesday that there is no reason to think Russia is planning anything, telling residents there is no need to have bags packed and they can “sleep well,” according to the AP. When asked if the likelihood of a Russian invasion has increased or decreased, Biden said the situation was hard to gauge.

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