White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said a potential invasion of Ukraine by Russia "could begin at any time" as the buildup of Russian troops continues.
"We continue to see signs of Russian escalation including new forces arriving at the Ukrainian border. As we've said before, we're in the window when an invasion could begin at any time should Vladimir Putin decide to order it. I will not comment on the details of our intelligence information but I do want to be clear, it could begin during the Olympics, despite a lot of speculation that it will only happen after the Olympics," Sullivan said during a White House press briefing.
"As we've said before, we are ready either way. We're ready to continue results oriented diplomacy that addressed the security concerns United States and Russia and Europe consistent with our values and the reciprocity, and we've made that clear to Russia with our allies and partners. We're also ready to respond alongside those allies and partners should Russia choose to take military action," he continued.
His remarks echo Secretary of State Antony Blinken's statement today that an invasion could start at any point.
"As we've said before, we're in a window when an invasion could begin at any time — and to be clear that includes during the Olympics," Blinken said today.