PThe Russian embassy in the United States called the “stuffing” of the White House’s statement about the “invasion” of Ukraine, the White House press secretary said earlier that Moscow could be preparing a pretext for military aggression. According to her, the “invasion” of Ukraine may occur as early as January-February. The Russian Embassy called these statements unfounded
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The Russian Embassy in the United States commented on the statements of the American authorities about Russia’s preparation of a pretext for an invasion of Ukraine and the timing of the alleged attack.
“Representatives of the [American] administration are already describing in detail the scenarios of such provocations, naming the dates of the eventual start of operations. As usual, there is no evidence. <..."The same scenario repeats itself: there is a "sensation" being thrown in, which then, repeated many times by the press, turns into the main information channel," the embassy noted.
The diplomatic mission stressed that the accusations made in the United States against Russia are “unfounded and cannot have any confirmation.”
The Russian side called on the United States to “substantive work to ensure the security guarantees” proposed by Moscow, and opposed the war and for the diplomatic resolution of international problems.
On January 14, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing that Russia was laying the groundwork to fabricate a pretext for invading Ukraine, and that the country was planning an operation “under a false flag”.
“We have seen this before, as it was in 2014, including sabotage and information operations to accuse Ukraine of preparing imminent attacks on Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. The Russian military plans to start such activity a few weeks before the military invasion,” she said. According to Psaki, the attack could take place “between mid-January and mid-February”.
She explained that “Russian agents of influence” began fabricating provocations in the state media and the Internet in order to “justify Russian interference”. We are talking about publications about the deterioration of the human rights situation in Ukraine and the dissemination of messages on social networks promoting Russia’s ability to solve humanitarian and social issues in a neighboring country. According to the American side, in December 2021, the number of such messages per day reached 2.5 thousand- twice as much as in November.
Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said on the same day that Russia was “actively developing a pretext for a potential invasion.”..> to Ukraine».
Prior to that, Moscow’s preparation of an operational group to conduct an operation in eastern Ukraine under a false flag was reported by CNN. The New York Times newspaper wrote that the US administration accuses Moscow of sending saboteurs to the east of Ukraine for provocation, which gave the Russian authorities a pretext for ordering an invasion.
The press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called these publications unfounded.
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