U.S. intel suggests Russia is preparing a 'false-flag' operation as pretext for Ukraine invasion
The U.S. has information that the Russian government is planning a "false-flag" operation to rationalize an invasion of Ukraine, a government official said Friday.
"We have information that indicates Russia has already pre-positioned a group of operatives to conduct a false-flag operation in eastern Ukraine. The operatives are trained in urban warfare and in using explosives to carry out acts of sabotage against Russia’s own proxy-forces," the official said, confirming a CNN report.
"Our information also indicates that Russian influence actors are already starting to fabricate Ukrainian provocations in state and social media...