Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

White House has stopped describing Russian invasion as ‘imminent,’ following rhetoric gripes from Ukraine

By Brigid Kennedy The Week

The White House has backed off describing the possibility of a Russian invasion of Ukraine as “imminent,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday, explaining that the word sends an unintended message, per CNN’s Kevin Liptak.

The switch-up in language arrives after multiple reports that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Ukrainian security officials wanted the U.S. to tone down its war rhetoric, fearful that officials’ remarks were doing more harm than good.

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