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US-Russia Relations / Ukraine / Invasion Threat, Diplomacy #1354594

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 20, 2022
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(Studio: Whit Johnson) Report introduced.

(Bila Tserkva, Ukraine: Ian Pannell) The escalation of the Ukraine crisis as the world waits for Russian President Vladimir Putin to decide whether to invade featured; scenes shown of Russian military drills, shelling in the east, the meeting of President Biden with his national security team & a government solidarity march in Ukraine. [Secretary of State Antony BLINKEN - says we are on the brink of invasion.] [Retired USMC Col. Stephen GANYARD@- says Russia is ready to attack.] [Vice President Kamala HARRIS - says war is near.] [In Ukraine, ABC's James LONGMAN - says the exercises in Belarus go on.] The diplomatic efforts by French President Emmanuel Macron, in talks with Putin, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy & President Biden, noted. [MARCHER - supports the government.] [Lyiv Mayor Andriy SADOVY@- says never give up & we will pick up weapons.] The preparations in Ukraine for war discussed.

(Studio: Linsey Davis) Report introduced.

(White House: MaryAlice Parks) The White House meeting of Biden with staff & his phone call with Macron reviewed; photo shown.

Johnson, Whit;
Pannell, Ian;
Davis, Linsey;
Parks, MaryAlice

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