The U.S. says there is evidence that Russia is preparing an “invasion of Ukraine”

The U.S. has evidence that Russia is allegedly preparing a pretext for an “invasion of Ukraine.” A statement to this effect was made Friday, January 14, by Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.

“Without going into detail, I will say that we do have information indicating that Russia is already actively working to create a pretext for a possible invasion of Ukraine,” Kirby said at a briefing at the U.S. Defense Department.

According to him, we are talking about “a group of operatives who are preparing to conduct an operation under someone else’s flag.”

On January 10, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said that Moscow had no and could not have any intentions to attack Ukraine. All military training activities are carried out within Russian territory.

In recent weeks, a number of Western media outlets have reported on alleged plans of an invasion of Ukraine by Russia. For example, on January 7, The New York Times compiled and published a map with the alleged location of Russian troops along the border with Ukraine.

On December 30, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov, said that the organization sees no great danger from the Russian military near its borders. According to him, the deployment of Russian servicemen “is not critical,” and the Russian Federation itself “is not ready for an offensive now at all.

On December 25, Dmitry Peskov said that Russia had never attacked anyone first. He stressed that statements by Ukraine and the United States about Russia’s “aggressive actions” were made in order to deploy more NATO military equipment near the country’s borders.