A Ukrainian commander named “a date of concern” tied to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, after Bloomberg claimed Xi Jinping asked Putin to hold off his “invasion” FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian army servicemen take part in the Sea Breeze drills in the Kherson region of Ukraine on July 2, 2021. © AFP / Oleksandr Gimanov/AFP

In an interview with the Times newspaper, Alexander Pavlyuk, lieutenant-general in the Ukrainian army, has claimed Russia could invade Ukraine on February 20 – the day the 2022 Winter Olympics wrap up in Beijing. Pavlyuk described it as a “date that concerns us,” surmising that the Kremlin would not want to spoil the sporting event hosted by China. (RT)