AllSides Balanced Search reveals information and ideas from all sides of the political spectrum so you can get the full picture.
Jan 16 2022
U.S. intelligence officials are suggesting that Russian operatives are planning a "false-flag" operation that would allow Moscow to rationalize an invasion of Ukraine.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday that Russia was going to accuse Ukraine of planning a preeminent attack by having Russian operatives stage a series of fabricated "sabotage attacks." RussiaBBC News NBC News (Online) New York Post (News)
Jan 16 2022
Russia is plotting to stage acts of provocation to create a pretext to invade Ukraine, a US official has said.
A Pentagon spokesman said Russian operatives were planning a "false-flag" operation, to allow Moscow to accuse Ukraine of preparing an attack. Russia has dismissed the claims.
It comes after a week of US-Russian talks aimed at defusing tensions.
Ukraine on FridayBBC News
Jan 16 2022
The US has intelligence suggesting Russian operatives have been deployed to conduct a “false flag” attack in eastern Ukraine that will act as a signal for Moscow to invade its western neighbor, the White House said Friday.
Press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the operatives had been tapped to carry out “sabotage attacks” against Russian proxies in the region and added thatNew York Post (News)
Jan 16 2022
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 carryNBC News (Online)
Jan 22 2022
President Joe Biden said this week that he believes Russia will invade Ukraine as tensions continue to grow between the two nations.
While Biden originally stated that a "minor incursion" would elicit a different response from the U.S. than a full-on invasion, his administration spent the last few days "cleaning up that remark" and said "Russia will pay a heavy price" if any troopsNational Review CNN (Online News) The Hill
Jan 14 2022
The United States has information indicating Russia prepositioned a group of operatives to conduct a false-flag operation in eastern Ukraine – groundwork for a possible "pretext for invasion," according to a U.S. official.
The official told CBS News on Friday the Russian operatives were "trained in urban warfare and in using explosives to carry out acts of sabotage against Russia's ownCBS News (Online)
Jan 21 2022
“The United States and Western countries sought to project unity and a tough stance over Ukraine on Thursday, after U.S. President Joe Biden suggested allies were split over how to react to any potential ‘minor incursion’ from Russia.” (Reuters)
The left urges the Biden administration to push back against Russian aggression.
The right is critical of Biden’s comments and strategyThe Flip Side
Dec 21 2021
“Russia on Friday published draft security demands that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other former Soviet countries and roll back the alliance’s military deployments in Central and Eastern Europe — bold ultimatums that are almost certain to be rejected by the U.S. and its allies. The proposals, which were submitted to the U.S. and its allies earlier this week, also call for a ban onThe Flip Side
Nov 23 2019
President Donald Trump called into “Fox & Friends” a day after the impeachment hearings ended and repeated false statements that have been debunked by fact-checkers and, in some cases, members of his own administration.
Trump repeated the baseless theory that the Democratic National Committee gave its computer server to a “Ukrainian company.” In fact, the DNC hired U.S.-basedFactCheck.org
Dec 06 2021
“President Joe Biden pledged Friday to make it ‘very, very difficult’ for Russia’s Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine as U.S. intelligence officials determined that Russian planning is underway for a possible military offensive that could begin as soon as early 2022. The new intelligence finding estimates that the Russians are planning to deploy an estimated 175,000 troops andThe Flip Side