Russia has reportedly moved blood supplies to Ukraine border: REPORT

The United States has seen indications that Russia has positioned supplies of blood near Ukraine’s borders, as part of its accumulation of medical supplies, troops and military equipment in the area that US officials have said could signal plans for an invasion.

Reuters first reported the movement of blood supplies to the border with Ukraine, which would be necessary to treat casualties in the event of a conflict.

Last month Russia erected supply lines such as medical units and fuel that could sustain a drawn-out conflict should Moscow choose to invade.

Ukraine has denied that Russia has moved any blood supplies to the front lines. On Saturday, Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar called media reports “not true.”

“This information is not true,” she said in a statement on Facebook. “Such ‘news’ is an element of information and psychological warfare. The purpose of such information is to spread panic and fear in our society.”

Ukraine has been downplaying the threat in a way that could lead the country to be unprepared for a potential Russian attack.

While White House press secretary Jen Psaki has warned that the administration believes a war is “imminent,” Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky told reporters on Friday, “There is a feeling abroad that there is war here. That’s not the case.”