Mr Biden said he was “convinced that Putin has decided to attack Ukraine”. A Russian foreign ministry spokesman responded

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US President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on Thursday about the situation in Ukraine.Asked whether Russian President Vladimir Putin had decided to invade Ukraine, Biden said: “At this point, I’m confident that Putin has made that decision.We have reason to think so.”He said a Russian “offensive” would take place in the coming days or weeks, including in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.In addition, Mr. Biden said, “until Mr. Putin does, the possibility of a diplomatic solution is always there.”A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman responded after Mr. Biden’s remarks.Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday that US President Joe Biden’s statement on the situation in Ukraine did not mention the situation of residents in eastern Ukraine.Zakharova said that IN his statement, U.S. President Joe Biden blamed armed rebels in eastern Ukraine for breaking the cease-fire, but in fact it was Ukrainian government forces who kept firing.The statement also repeated accusations of an imminent “invasion” of Ukraine and threatened sanctions against Russia if the situation escalates, which Moscow strongly rejects.