IN a break from the past, the United States and its allies are increasingly revealing their intelligence findings as they confront Russian preparations for a possible invasion of Ukraine, looking to undercut Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans by exposing them and deflecting his efforts to shape world opinion.
The White House in recent weeks publicised what it said was a developing Russian “falseflag” operation to create pretext for an invasion. Britain named specific Ukrainians it accused of having ties to Russian intelligence of ficers plotting to overthrow President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The US also released a map of Russian military positions and detailed how officials believe Russia will try to attack Ukraine.
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