“The IUD of the state security service is authorized to declare that military intelligence of Ukraine has information on mining of a number of social infrastructure in Donetsk by Russian special services in in order to undermine them further,” the Defense Intelligence organization of Ukrainian government noted in a statement on Friday night implying that Russia is plotting a false flag operation.
“These measures are intended to destabilize the situation in temporarily occupied territories of our state and creating land for accusing Ukraine of terrorist acts”, he added.
“Defense Intelligence of the state security service of Ukraine urges residents of Donetsk not to leave their homes and not to use public transport.”
On Wednesday, the White House warned that Russia could invade Ukraine at any time. using an invented pretext or a false flag operation.
“were in the window whereon believes a attack could happen at any time and it would be preceded by a fabricated pretext that the Russians use as an excuse to start a invasion”, White House Press secretary Jen Psaki said during a news conference. “And we saw and we talked a little bit about it in here. We have seen these tactics used in the past.”
His remarks came one day after russian defense officials have reported that some military units were leaving their positions near the Ukrainian border. But the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that the United States sees no “significant withdrawal” of Russian troops.
Earlier on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russia claims it is pulling forces back of the border are false adding that “on on the contrary, we see additional forces moving to the border, including leading edge forces that would be part of any assault.”
Blinker also says everything Washington has seen happen on The border of Russia with Ukraine in the past 24 to 48 hours is part of a scenario of creating false provocation designed to elicit a response.
Washington has estimated that some 30,000 Russian troops have been deployed to neighboring Belarus as part of of joint exercises due to run until Sunday.
These and other large-scale exercises near Ukraine have fueled concerns in European capitals and Washington that Moscow is preparing a attack on son next to.
Russia has denied everything plans and accused Ukraine of violate ceasefirefire The agreements in ballast of the country, where the army combat pro-Moscow separatists.