Texans with connections to Ukraine instructed KVUE they’re involved about what’s going to occur subsequent.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Biden administration says Russia is getting ready for an invasion of Ukraine within the coming hours or days.
Late Monday night time, the United Nations Safety Council met, and world leaders condemned what they referred to as acts of aggression from Russia.
On Monday, President Joe Biden positioned new sanctions on Russia and plans to announce extra on Tuesday.
In the meantime, Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged the independence of jap separatist areas in Ukraine and stated Russian troops would transfer into these areas.
Texans with connections to Ukraine inform us they’re involved about what Putin will do subsequent.
“For Ukrainians who reside there, this implies invasion,” stated Mariana Kotenko, an Austinite with household in Ukraine. “So we all know that Putin’s not going to cease simply occupying these two territories; he will hold shifting.”
Chrystya Geremesz, the founding member of the Ukrainian American Society of Texas, stated “this isn’t nearly Russia and Ukraine.”
“That is about democracy and dictatorships around the globe and difficult the USA, as a result of I believe Putin clearly believes that the USA has been weakened and that we’re not as sturdy as we was once, and that is his probability.”
Geremesz stated she want to see the Texas state management be a part of with a bipartisan group of lawmakers in Congress and the White Home to assist sanctions in opposition to Russia on behalf of Ukraine.
“We simply want everyone on board to know what’s in danger right here,” she stated. “Ukraine often is the solely visible half that everyone’s taking a look at, nevertheless it’s past that we want to pay attention to what the implications are.”
Ketenko additionally requested for assist from the Central Texas group.
“That is true struggle,” she stated. “It isn’t separatists attempting to realize sovereignty. It is Ukrainians preventing for his or her life, for his or her, for his or her nation. The largest factor I need to ask for all People and our senators and representatives is to assist the sturdy sanctions and assist army assist to Ukraine.”
There’s an estimated 190,000 Russian troops and separatist forces close to Ukraine’s border. Russian officers are nonetheless denying any plans to invade.
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