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Flights to Ukraine halted or redirected as crisis brews

Ukraine Tensions
Posted at 9:07 AM, Feb 13, 2022

MOSCOW (AP) — Some airlines have halted or diverted flights to Ukraine amid heightened fears that an invasion by Russia is imminent despite intensive weekend talks between the Kremlin and the West.

The White House said President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that the West was committed to diplomacy to end the crisis but “equally prepared for other scenarios.” It said Biden would talk with Zelensky later Sunday.

Russia denies it intends to invade but has massed well more than 100,000 troops near the Ukrainian border and has sent troops to hold military maneuvers in neighboring Belarus, a close ally of Moscow.