(RoyalPatriot.com )- White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki revealed on Wednesday that the Biden administration will no longer use the term “imminent” to describe the possible invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces. The reason? That Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly not made a decision on whether or not he plans to invade yet.
Psaki said that the White House is “stopping using it” because they think it sends a message that they “weren’t intending to send.”
She added that while she has said many times that Putin “could invade at any time,” the White House doesn’t actually know if he has made that decision yet.
Psaki has also repeatedly claimed an invasion was “imminent,” and the Pentagon seems to agree. Last week, the Pentagon deployed thousands of American troops to Ukraine border countries in anticipation of an incursion of Russian forces into Ukrainian territory.
The change in language was also adopted by the United Nations recently. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the United States Ambassador to the UN, said on Tuesday that UN officials are not saying that an invasion of Ukraine is imminent. She insisted that diplomatic measures are still being explored to stop Russian aggression and that they hope that Putin will “understand that war and confrontation is not the path that he wants to follow.”
She added that Putin is being given an opportunity to explain their security concerns and that they will continue working on stopping an invasion.
As it stands, however, more than 100,000 Russian troops are currently stationed on the border of Ukraine and intelligence officials have warned that Russia is looking for any excuse to take the next step and invade.