The US has reports that Russia has pre-positioned a group of operatives to conduct a
false flag operation in eastern Ukraine
to create a pretext for an invasion
CNN reports, citing American leaders.
The operatives, according to these sources, are trained in urban warfare and in the use of explosives to carry out acts of sabotage against the same forces supported by Russia.
The information echoes a
statement from the Ukrainian Defense Ministry
that Russian intelligence is preparing
provocations against Russian forces in an attempt to frame Kiev
Yesterday, US security adviser
said that "the American intelligence community has developed information, now declassified, that Moscow is creating the ground for having the option of fabricating the pretext for an invasion", recalling the
script of the 2014 in the Crimea