“Without going into too much details, we have information that shows that Russia is already working actively to create a pretext for potential invasion, advance into Ukraine», — Kirby said at the briefing.
Basically we have information that they deployed a team of operatives to conduct a false flag operation. An operation that should look like an attack on them or Russian-speaking people in Ukraine as justification for invasion — he added.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation noted that Kyiv sent half of the entire personnel of the armed forces of Ukraine to Donbass. Moscow expressed concern about the transfer of military equipment from NATO countries to the Russian borders and the increase in the number of Western instructors in the Donbass. Western countries continue to provide military support to Ukraine, including by supplying weapons used in Donbass.