Russia could invade Ukraine at any time using an invented pretext or a false flag operation, the White House has warned on Wednesday
“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”said spokeswoman Jen Psaki 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 leave their positions near the Ukrainian border. But secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that the United States sees no “significant withdrawal” of Russian troops.
Moscow, according to Ukrainian and NATO officials, has recently amassed more more than 100,000 troops near Ukraine, raising fears that the Kremlin is planning a military offensive against son former Soviet neighbor.
Denying that it is preparing to invade, Russia has accused the West countries of compromising its security by the expansion of NATO towards its borders.
Russia also issued a list of demands for security from the West, including a rollback of deployments of troops from certain ex-Soviet states, and ensures that certain of these states would not be join NATO.
In a written response to the demands, Washington said it was committed to keeping NATO’s ‘open door’ policy”, while NATO also transmitted the alliance reply “in parallel with United States.”