Russia accuses Washington of “a large-scale disinformation campaign”.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has accused Washington of launching a “large-scale disinformation campaign” about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine within hours of a phone call between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

“In late 2021 and early 2022, the global information space faced a media campaign, unprecedented in scope and sophistication, aimed at convincing the world community that the Russian Federation is preparing an invasion of the territory of Ukraine,” has he highlighted in a statement according to the US broadcaster CNN.

For his part, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov has maintained the same line, noting that the statements by United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan are in response to “the government’s desire to limit the scale of the propaganda campaign” against Russia, so the Russian news agency TASS.

Russia accuses Washington of “a large-scale disinformation campaign”.
Russia accuses Washington of “a large-scale disinformation campaign”.

“Comments by politicians that Russia will ‘attack’ Ukraine during or after the Olympics are not supported by any evidence,” a message posted on the Russian embassy’s Facebook account.

“Even local observers note that American citizens’ confidence in such voting explanations has plummeted,” he added.

Specifically, Antonov was referring to statements in which Sullivan and other senior US officials, including US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, acknowledged that Russia would invade Ukraine “at any time,” including during the Beijing Winter Olympics days.

Additionally, Sullivan has urged US citizens to leave Kyiv in the face of possible border attacks by Russia in the next 48 hours, although he also stressed that “President Putin has not made a final decision.”

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