NATIONAL

US Official: Russia Prepping Pretext For Ukraine Invasion

0
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan gives an update about the ongoing talks with Russia at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(AP) — The Biden administration has determined that a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to potentially further invade Ukraine.

A U.S. official says Moscow has already prepositioned operatives to conduct “a false-flag operation” in eastern Ukraine. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence, says the administration believes Russia is also laying the groundwork through a social media disinformation campaign that looks to frame Ukraine as the aggressor that has been preparing to attack Russian forces in eastern Ukraine.

The new intelligence was unveiled Friday after a series of talks between Russia and the U.S. and western allies aimed at heading off the escalating crisis made little progress.

 

RFK Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Will Remain In Prison

Previous article

December Retail Sales Fall 1.9% After Early Holiday Rush

Next article

You may also like

More in NATIONAL