According to a U.S. official, the United States fears that Russia is planning an invasion in Ukraine. The Russian government could be responsible for widespread human rights violations as well as war crimes.
Fox News was informed by a Russian official that Russia has begun to prepare for an invasion. This includes sabotage and information operations. The official also claimed that Ukraine is planning on accusing Russia of plotting against Russian troops in Eastern Ukraine.
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Officials said the Russian military has plans to start these activities two weeks before any military invasion. This could be between mid January and mid February. According to the official, the Russian military plans to begin these activities several weeks before a military invasion which could occur between mid-January and mid-February. Russia annexed Ukraine during 2014.
According to an official, information from the Biden administration indicates that Russia already has a team of operatives ready to launch a fake-flag operations in Eastern Ukraine. Official warned that the operatives have been trained in urban warfare as well as explosives use to sabotage Russia’s proxy troops.
Official explained that information provided by the administration indicates that Russian influence players are also beginning to create provocations about Ukraine through state and social media in order to justify a Russian intervention to cause divisions.
The official stated that one such example was Russian officials and influence players emphasizing narratives regarding “the deterioration and increase in militancy by Ukrainian leaders”
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According to the official, “These media narratives also blame West for increasing tension, highlight humanitarian concerns in Ukraine which Russian intervention could resolve, and promote Russian patriotism, encouraging domestic support for militarism.”
Last month, the official said that Russian language content on social media covering “all three of these narratives” increased to an average of nearly 3,500 posts per day – a 200% increase from the daily average in November.
After the Biden administration maintained this week that it was “working in lockstep with its allies” to “urge escalation” and “respond to the security crises caused by Russia,”
Biden’s administration raised concerns over Russian military activity in November and had officials “monitoring” the area closely.
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White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met in November with Ukrainian officials and “emphasized the United States’ unwavering commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
However, U.S. officials stated at that time that Ukraine’s military, even under the threat of invasion, is more prepared and well-armed than it was in the past.