Russia is “relocating” a small number of its troops near Kyiv but has not retreated and the Ukrainian capital remains under threat, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
“We see a small number now who are apparently going to move from Kyiv, this is the same day that the Russians say they are going to withdraw,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.
“But we’re not prepared to call this a retreat or a withdrawal,” he said. “We think that what they might have in mind is relocation to give priority elsewhere.”
“We should all be prepared to watch major attacks on other areas of Ukraine,” Kirby said. “It doesn’t mean the threat to Kyiv is over.”
“Russia has failed in its objective to capture Kiev,” a Pentagon spokesman said, but “they can still commit massive atrocities against the country including in Kyiv.”
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