US Official Warns Russia Prepping Pretext for Ukraine Invasion

1/14/2022 11:00:00 PM

U.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.

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U.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.

U.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.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby described the intelligence as “very credible.” A U.S. official, who was not authorized to comment on the intelligence and spoke on condition of anonymity, said much of it was gleaned from intercepted communications and observations of the movements of people.

The U.S. intelligence findings, which were declassified and shared with U.S. allies before being made public, estimate that a military invasion could begin between mid-January and mid-February.Ukraine is also monitoring the potential use of disinformation by Russia. Separately, Ukrainian media on Friday reported that authorities believed Russian special services were planning a possible false flag incident to provoke additional conflict.

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Djokovic Faces Deportation After Australia Revokes His Visa Again Pentagon spokesman John Kirby described the intelligence as “very credible.Russia has said talks with Nato on the Ukraine crisis had reached a “dead end”, escalating fears of an imminent invasion.Western ambassadors yesterday met Kremlin envoys at NATO HQ in Brussels.Russian military is being closely watched due to a troop buildup near Ukraine.

” A U.S. Sergey Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister and a lead negotiator in the talks, said the meetings had reached a “dead end of sorts”. official, who was not authorized to comment on the intelligence and spoke on condition of anonymity, said much of it was gleaned from intercepted communications and observations of the movements of people. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned there was now 'a real risk of a new armed conflict in Europe' with Russia having built up troops on Ukraine's border. The U. The Kremlin last month demanded that Ukraine never be allowed to join Nato and that the alliance should withdraw its troops from Eastern Europe.S. The EU said after it is mobilising 'all its resources' to aid Ukraine.

intelligence findings, which were declassified and shared with U. “I don’t see any point in getting together and sitting down to talk in the coming days about the same things without having a clear idea whether there is any scope or flexibility on the other side to work on these serious issues,” Mr Ryabkov told Russian media.S. allies before being made public, estimate that a military invasion could begin between mid-January and mid-February. The flurry of diplomatic activity culminated in talks between Russia and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna on Thursday. Ukraine is also monitoring the potential use of disinformation by Russia. Separately, Ukrainian media on Friday reported that authorities believed Russian special services were planning a possible false flag incident to provoke additional conflict. “We’re trying to set our differences in a diplomatic way,” he said.

The new U.S.” Poland’s foreign minister Zbigniew Rau, launching his country’s year-long chairmanship of the OSCE, said Europe was closer to war than any time in the last 30 years. intelligence was unveiled after a series of talks between Russia and the U.S." “We’re facing a crisis in European security," he said. and its Western allies this week in Europe aimed at heading off the escalating crisis made little progress.

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan on Thursday said the U. Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled new potential sanctions against Russia that target President Vladimir Putin personally and the Kremlin’s key banks.S. intelligence community has not made an assessment that the Russians, who have massed some 100,000 troops on Ukraine's border, have definitively decided to take a military course of action.” Escalating fears over Ukraine are being felt across Europe, with Sweden yesterday / THURS starting patrols of the airport and harbours of its strategic Baltic island of Gotland. But Sullivan said Russia is laying the groundwork to invade under false pretenses should Putin decide to go that route. He said the Russians have been planning “sabotage activities and information operations” that accuse Ukraine of prepping for its own imminent attack against Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. "We see an increasingly tense situation," Tomas Ängshammar, the regiment's spokesperson, told Swedish Radio.

He said this is similar to what the Kremlin did in the lead-up to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that had been under Ukraine’s jurisdiction since 1954. The Crimea crisis came at moment when Ukraine was looking to strengthen ties with the West.” Swedish Armed Forces on Wednesday dispatched two Saab JAS Gripen aircraft and a Visby-class corvette to meet the three Russian landing ships which had sailed around the coast of Norway from Russia's Arctic coast. Russia had stepped up propaganda that Ukraine’s ethnic Russians were being oppressed in eastern Ukraine. Russia has long been accused of using disinformation as a tactic against adversaries in conjunction with military operations and cyberattacks. In 2014, Russian state media tried to discredit pro-Western protests in Kyiv as “fomented by the U.

S. in cooperation with fascist Ukrainian nationalists” and promoted narratives about Crimea’s historical ties to Moscow, according to a report by Stanford University’s Internet Observatory. Efforts to directly influence Ukrainians appear to have continued during the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, in which at least 14,000 people have died. The Associated Press reported in 2017 that Ukrainian forces in the east were constantly receiving text messages warning that they would be killed and their children would be made orphans. Nina Jankowicz, a global fellow at the Washington-based Wilson Center, said Russia’s disinformation efforts have evolved between the lead-up to its annexation of Crimea and now.

This time, the Kremlin appears to be driving anti-Ukraine narratives with top officials making bellicose public statements, said Jankowicz, author of “How To Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict.” “The officials are setting the tone for the state media and they’re just running with it,” she said. So-called “troll farms” that post fake comments are less influential in part because social media companies have gotten better at stopping them, she said. Russian efforts on social media often play on existing doubts in Ukrainian society about whether the U.S.

will support Ukraine in a conflict and whether the West can be trusted, she said. The U.S. intelligence community has taken note of a buildup on social media by Russian influencers justifying intervention by emphasizing deteriorating human rights in Ukraine, suggesting an increased militancy of Ukrainian leaders and blaming the West for escalating tensions. “We saw this playbook in 2014,” Sullivan told reporters on Thursday.

“They are preparing this playbook again.” The Russians, while maintaining they don’t plan to invade Ukraine, are demanding that the U.S. and NATO provide written guarantees that the alliance will not expand eastward. The U.

S. has called such demands nonstarters but said that it’s willing to negotiate with Moscow about possible future deployments of offensive missiles in Ukraine and putting limits on U.S. and NATO military exercises in Eastern Europe. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned on Friday that Moscow wouldn’t wait indefinitely for the Western response, saying he expects the U.

S. and NATO to provide a written answer next week. Lavrov described Moscow’s demands for binding guarantees that NATO will not embrace Ukraine or any other former Soviet nations, or station its forces and weapons there, as essential for the progress of diplomatic efforts to defuse soaring tensions over Ukraine. He argued that NATO’s deployments and drills near Russia’s borders pose a security challenge that must be addressed immediately. “We have run out of patience,” Lavrov said at a news conference.

“The West has been driven by hubris and has exacerbated tensions in violation of its obligations and common sense.” —- Isachenkov reported from Moscow. AP National Security writer Robert Burns contributed reporting. Copyright AP - Associated Press .