Russia seeking ‘excuse’ to invade Ukraine as top official blames Moscow for cyber attack

1/16/2022 8:15:00 AM

Russia seeking ‘excuse’ to invade Ukraine as top official blames Moscow for cyber attack

Russia seeking ‘excuse’ to invade Ukraine as top official blames Moscow for cyber attack

RUSSIA is seeking 'any excuse' to invade Ukraine, a top US official has said as Moscow stands accused of planning the massive cyberattack which hit Ukrainian government websites on Friday.

On Friday, about 70 government websites were temporarily down, in the largest such attack on Ukraine in four years.What is the future of Europe? Get local insights from Lisbon to Moscow with an unrivalled network of journalists across Europe, expert analysis, our dedicated ‘Brussels Briefing’ newsletter.Spreaker.Make informed decisions with the FT Keep abreast of significant corporate, financial and political developments around the world.

Before the sites went offline, a message appeared warning Ukrainians to “prepare for the worst”.Access to most of the sites was restored within hours.Choose your subscription Try full digital access and see why over 1 million readers subscribe to the FT 1 € for 4 weeks.The US and NATO condemned the attack and have offered support to Ukraine, while Russia has not yet commented on the hack.Now they did grab Crimea, obviously, which was a tragedy for Ukraine and international stability.On Friday, around 70 government websites of Ukraine were hacked in a massive cyberattack (Image: Getty Images) The Ukraine government claimed that it is almost guaranteed Russia was behind the attack (Image: Getty Images) Mr Danilov further told Sky News: “We can clearly track their signature.These are the Russian specialists who perform these actions.

” The comments come as Victoria Nuland, the US Under-Secretary of State, claimed Moscow was looking for any excuse to invade.Image: Russian soldiers have been taking part in military drills as Western fears grow of an invasion of Ukraine Russia dismisses concerns Russia insists their presence is all part of an exercise.She also told Sky News: “This is straight out of the Russian playbook: to try to, through sabotage operations, through false flag operations, through blaming the other guy, to create that pretext, to give an excuse to go in, or to make it look like the Ukrainians were the aggressors, when in fact the first aggression was perhaps even done by Russians against Russians, to blame the Ukrainians.“So it's all very dangerous in the way they operate.” READ MORE: Russia has in the past denied allegations that it has conducted hostile cyber attacks.Among the demands from the Kremlin are the withdrawal of NATO forces from new NATO member states and a commitment that Ukraine will never join NATO.(Image: Getty Images) Russia has in the past denied allegations that it has conducted hostile cyber attacks.

Ukraine has come under intense pressure from its neighbour, with a build-up of some 100,000 Russian troops near its borders.Mr Danilov claimed that the attack was a “textbook” move ahead of real-world military action.Image: Members of the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service attend a training session near the border with Belarus and Poland, in November 2021 "NATO is a defensive military alliance designed to defend the interest and the territory of its members.Speaking further about when a new Russian invasion could happen, he said: “It can happen on any day.Again, it depends only on one person - [Russian President] Vladimir Putin.”y The senior official said in an exclusive interview that the cyber hack began at 2am local time on Friday and that only an hour later it was being reported on in Russia.NATO has no gripes with Russia unless Russia is coming for us.

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In your dreams...Putin doesn’t need to manufacture anything as long as Ukraine/US/NATO does it for him...

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'Russia looking for excuse to invade Ukraine' - but US insists week of diplomacy has not failed'To try to, through sabotage operations, through false flag operations, through blaming the other guy, to create that pretext, to give an excuse to go in, or to make it look like the Ukrainians were the aggressors...' the US Under-Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, tells Sky News. Putin is ex KGB therefore espionage and misinformation would be his bread and butter. The guy needs a massive set back to rest his humility. Hitler believed in his own invincibility and look where that attitude brought Europe and the world in general. It's nice to see that the US government acknowledges false flag events, seeing as they're the experts at it. I guess this means the US will do a false flag event and blame it on Russia.

Ukraine says government websites hit by ‘massive cyber attack’\n\t\t\tKeep abreast of significant corporate, financial and political developments around the world.\n\t\t\tStay informed and spot emerging risks and opportunities with independent global reporting, expert\n\t\t\tcommentary and analysis you can trust.\n\t\t Taking into account, how many russianism are there in the Polish version of this message, it's rather not Polish-made. To be clear - it is obvious from the first sight, that hackers are not Polish. The Polish version is written with major grammar and lexical mistakes, mainly due to direct translation from Russian (i.e. no use of vocative case, that is commonly used in Polish, but not in Russian). From the East ?

US intelligence: Putin will stage 'false flag' attack on his troops'The Russian military plans to begin these activities several weeks before a military invasion, which could begin between mid-January and mid-February,' an official said. I mean it could never be that the CIA/MI6 who are in Ukraine already are planning a false flag would it? 🙃

Russia 'may stage fake attacks on own troops' as war in Ukraine 'just days away'US officials have claimed Russia could soon stage a 'false-flag operation' in eastern Ukraine as a way of Vladimir Putin justifying an invasion of the country's western neighbour

US Official Warns Russia Prepping Pretext for Ukraine InvasionU.S. intelligence officials have determined Russia has already dispatched operatives trained in urban warfare who could use explosives to carry out acts of sabotage against its own proxy forces and then blame the acts on Ukraine to justify an invasion.