Washington and Kiev have been warning about the prospect of Moscow ordering a large-scale invasion, with NATO rallying around the Eastern European country and issuing increasingly stark warnings. The Kremlin, however, denies any such plans are afoot, and has instead accused Ukraine and its Western backers of staging a series of provocations, while manufacturing a disinformation campaign.
As so often with Russia, the media storm has lost touch with the facts. Remember, for instance, the “bounties” Moscow allegedly paid for Americans killed in Afghanistan? Widely disproven. The so-called “Steele Dossier” that painted former US President Donald Trump as a Russian agent? Made-to-order rubbish.
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