February 15, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have warned an attack on Ukraine could come within days. They discussed the crisis on Monday over the phone. Biden and Johnson agreed there remains a “crucial window for diplomacy.” They said any incursion would result in “a protracted crisis” with severe economic consequences for Russia.
2.Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has declared February 16 as the Day of Unity, a date he says he heard Russia will attack his country. Zelenskyy made the remark in a video message posted on social media on Monday. In the message, the president asked his country’s people to hoist the national flag and wear ribbons of the same blue and yellow colors on that day to show their unity to the world.
3.In the Beijing Olympics, Canada’s speed skaters overcame Japan to win gold in the women’s speed skating team pursuit. Japan was well ahead until the last lap until a fall on the final corner. Canada won in an Olympic record time of 2 minutes 53.44 seconds—0.17 seconds faster than the record Japan set in the quarterfinals.