Connect with us


US Says Russia Is Preparing False Flag Operation To Invade Ukraine




WASHINGTON — Russia has fielded explosives-trained operatives to conduct a “false flag” operation to create a pretext to invade Ukraine, a U.S. official said Friday.

The United States released intelligence findings the day after National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Russia, which has amassed tens of thousands of troops on the Ukrainian border, was “setting the stage to have the possibility of fabricating a pretext for an invasion”.

A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Russia could begin operations “several weeks” before a military invasion, which could begin between mid-January and mid-February.

“We have information indicating that Russia has already pre-positioned a group of operatives to conduct a false flag operation in eastern Ukraine,” the official said. “Agents are trained in urban warfare and the use of explosives to carry out acts of sabotage against Russian proxy forces.”

The official said Russia had meanwhile stepped up a disinformation campaign on social media, including posts accusing Ukraine of rights abuses and the West of causing tension.

Receive the daily edition of The Times of Israel by email and never miss our best articles

By registering, you agree to the terms

“Our information also indicates that Russian influencers are already beginning to fabricate Ukrainian provocations in state and social media to justify Russian intervention and sow division in Ukraine,” the official said.

A Ukrainian soldier marches on the separation line of pro-Russian rebels, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)

The Kremlin dismissed the complaint as “unfounded”.

“So far, all these statements are unfounded and have not been confirmed by anything,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the official TASS news agency.

The United States has repeatedly accused Russia of spreading conspiracies and disinformation on social media.

The US official said Russian justifications for Moscow’s stories about Ukraine on social media jumped 200% in December to nearly 3,500 posts a day.

Sullivan, in his briefing to reporters, said Russia used similar tactics in 2014 when it seized Crimea and supported an ongoing insurgency in eastern Ukraine.

In this image taken from footage provided by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense press service, Ukrainian soldiers use a US Javelin missile launcher during military exercises in Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 ( Ukrainian Ministry of Defense Press Service via AP)

“We saw this playbook in 2014. They’re making this playbook again,” Sullivan said.

The United States released the findings on alleged false flag plans after a week of talks with Russia to defuse tensions.

Russian President Vladimir Putin denied plans to invade Ukraine but demanded security guarantees from the West, including promises not to expand NATO eastward.

Sullivan said Thursday that the United States prefers diplomacy but is prepared to “defend” its allies and impose major economic costs on Russia if it invades.

Russia stepped up its pressure on Ukraine in 2014 after an uprising toppled a government that had rejected pressure to bring the country closer to the West.

More than 13,000 people have since died in the pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine.

Are you serious. We appreciate that!

We’re really glad you’ve read the X Times of Israel articles over the past month.

That’s why we come to work every day – to provide discerning readers like you with unmissable coverage of Israel and the Jewish world.

So now we have a request. Unlike other media, we don’t have a paywall in place. But because the journalism we do is expensive, we invite readers to whom The Times of Israel has become important to help support our work by joining the Times of Israel community.

For just $6 a month, you can help support our quality journalism while enjoying The Times of Israel AD-FREE, as well as accessing exclusive content available only to members of the Times of Israel community.

Join our community Join our community Already a member? Log in to stop seeing this




The mention sources can contact us to remove/changing this article

What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos


to request, modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]