US regime claims Russian regime planning “false-flag” operation to justify Ukraine invasion

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The US has alleged Russia has already positioned saboteurs in Ukraine to carry out a “false flag” operation to use as a pretext for a Russian attack, which Washington says could begin in the coming month. The allegations, following similar claims by the government in Kyiv, come after the failure of a week of diplomacy to defuse the crisis provoked by [NATO’s eastward expansion and the US-sponsored 2014 coup in Ukraine and resulting in] Russia’s massing of more than 100,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders. … The US claim came on the same day Ukraine was hit by a ‘massive’ cyber-attack, with the websites of several government departments including the ministry of foreign affairs and the education ministry knocked out.” (01/14/22)