US Warns of Attacks on Shopping Centers, Railways and Places of Public Gathering

The US Embassy in Moscow has issued an urgent warning.

In their alert, the Embassy says “According to media sources, there have been threats of attacks against shopping centers, railway and metro stations, and other public gathering places in major urban areas, including Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as in areas of heightened tension along the Russian border with Ukraine.”

This comes amidst a decision from US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to keep roughly 30,000 US troops stationed in Belarus which borders Ukraine.

There are also reports that US Intelligence has received intel that Russian commanders have given orders for Russian troops to invade Ukraine.

Russia has denied the claims.

According to the BBC, tensions along the Ukraine-Russia border continue to escalate:

“Explosions have been continuing in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region this weekend, amid increased clashes between the Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels.

‘Everything we are seeing suggests that this is dead serious, that we are on the brink of an invasion,’ he told CNN.

‘Until the tanks are actually rolling, and the planes are flying, we will use every opportunity and every minute we have to see if diplomacy can still dissuade President Putin from carrying this forward.'”

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