On Thursday, America accused Moscow of an elaborate plot to fabricate an attack by forces of Ukraine that the Kremlin could use as a pretext to take military action against the former Soviet Republic. John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, said the scheme included the creation of a very graphic propaganda video that would display staged explosions and use dead bodies and crisis actors representing grieving mourners. However, America hasn’t produced detailed information supporting the assertions.
During a press briefing, John Kirby said that they’d discussed that idea of false flags by the Russians previously; they’ve made no secret of that. But moreover, they do have an understanding that Moscow is likely to want to fabricate a pretext for an invasion of its neighbor, which, yet again, is straight out of their playbook. The claim comes due to weeks of strains between Russia and the US over Moscow’s military buildup of nearly one hundred thousand military personnel along the northern and eastern borders of Ukraine.
The military deployment and uncertainty have discouraged Ukrainian citizens and damaged the economy of Ukraine while rising worries in Europe and America might be preparing to invade the East European country. Moscow had denied the claim but has fervently opposed the efforts of Ukraine to join the North Atlantic Alliance.
“Washington accused Moscow not the first time”
Furthermore, Russia demands security assurances that America-led military alliance would avert its expansion into onetime Soviet Republics, but the US and North Atlantic Alliance have rejected the call as a non-starter. In addition, in response to the reports that Russia will stage fabricated operations by Ukraine, Dmitry Peskov, the Moscow Kremlin spokesperson, said that this’s not the initial report, and something similar was said previously. But nothing has concluded.
The strategy for the false operation on Russians was disclosed in declassified intelligence shared with officials of Ukraine and European partners in the last days. It’s the newest accusation by Washington that Moscow is elaborate plotting to use a false pretext to begin war. The U.S. Defense Department spokesperson told the media that one of the options is the Russian administration, which they anticipate is planning to stage a synchronizing occurrence by armed forces of Ukraine or intelligence agencies against Russian territory or people, to consequently explaining their movements.
Moreover, it’s not the only time Washington has accused Moscow of developing a fake attack to create a pretext for the military operation against the East European country, as government officials made similar claims in January.