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U.S. Exposes What It Says Is Russian Effort to Fabricate Pretext for Invasion

Posted on AllSides February 3rd, 2022
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Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

The United States has acquired intelligence about a Russian plan to fabricate a pretext for an invasion of Ukraine using a faked video that would build on recent disinformation campaigns, according to senior administration officials and others briefed on the material.

The plan — which the United States hopes to spoil by making public — involves staging and filming a fabricated attack by the Ukrainian military either on Russian territory or against Russian-speaking people in eastern Ukraine.

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