Russia’s top diplomat on Monday angrily rejected U.S. allegations that it was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine as Russian troops have remained concentrated near the border.
The White House said Friday that U.S. intelligence officials had concluded that Russia had already deployed operatives to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine to carry out acts of sabotage there and blame them on Ukraine in a “false-flag operation” to create a pretext for possible invasion.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed the U.S. claim as “total disinformation.”
Response wanted this week
He reaffirmed that Russia expects a written response this week from
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