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WW3 concerned about ‘Russian plot to justify invasion of Ukraine’ as expert warns escalating tensions could spark major conflict

The alleged Russian plot to justify an invasion of Ukraine has raised fears of World War 3 as one expert warns escalating tensions could spark a major conflict.

Doubts arose after a US official revealed CNN that the country has information that Russia prearranged a task force to conduct a false flag operation in the east Ukraine in an attempt to create a pretext for an invasion.

An expert has warned that escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine could spark a war

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An expert has warned that escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine could spark a war
An expert on Ukrainian politics has claimed Vladimir Putin is'obsessed with Ukraine'

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An expert on Ukrainian politics has claimed Vladimir Putin is ‘obsessed with Ukraine’Credit: Getty
Western intelligence officials believe that up to 100,000 Russian troops have been concentrated near the Ukrainian border

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Western intelligence officials believe that up to 100,000 Russian troops have been concentrated near the Ukrainian borderCredit: AP

Officials told the outlet that WE There is evidence that the special forces are trained in urban warfare and use explosives to carry out a disguised attack against Russia’s own forces.

Statements that have been repeated in a statement Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said on Friday that Russian special forces were preparing provocations against their own forces in an attempt to target Ukraine.

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan alluded to the report during a briefing on Thursday.

“Our intelligence community has developed information, now downgraded, that Russia is laying the groundwork for selectively fabricating a pretext for an invasion,” said Sullivan.

“We’ve seen this book in 2014. They’re re-preparing this book, and we’ll have, the administration will have, more detailed information on what we see as this potential reason for doing so. shared with the press during the next 24 days.”

On Friday, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry told CNN that “the military units of the aggressor country and its satellites received orders to prepare for such provocations.”

Russia continues to say it will not attack Ukraine unless NATO guarantees it will never join the US-led coalition.

However, Taras Kuzio, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society and expert on Ukrainian political, economic and security issues, told The US Sun that “the crisis is likely to escalate before it escalates. it cools down”.

‘OBSERVATION WITH UKRAINE’

“The crisis is likely to escalate before it de-escalates. [Vladimir] Putin President for life – he can’t leave office. That’s the way their system is. He knows he can’t trust the people around him – there’s no honor among thieves,” Kuzio exclusively told The US Sun.

“He has an obsession with Ukraine – he couldn’t rebuild his empire without Ukraine. So he will always be corrected. There is frustration and anger with the West, and he thinks the West is preventing Ukraine from returning to Russia.

“He has always considered the war against Ukraine as part of his joint war with the West. He didn’t separate them at all.

You will have periodic crises throughout Putin’s presidency. When you’re in this crisis situation, there’s always the risk that things could escalate,” he added.

FEAR during World War II

Kuzio said that the US, UK and Canada will “provide Ukraine with very good military equipment, and it will be like the 1980s back”.

“It depends on what Russia does in Ukraine. If it escalates into a big, all-out war, then what will happen is the Americans, the British, the Canadians will give Ukraine very good military equipment and it will be like the 1980s.” this expert said.

“Some devices like fuses will kill the Russians. It will bring down Russian helicopters.

“However, the last thing NATO wants is a war spilling over into the member states. They want it to continue to be restricted to Ukraine.”

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Russian troops are seen taking part in combat drills on the border with Ukraine

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Russian troops are seen taking part in combat drills on the border with UkraineCredit: AP
One expert claims'the crisis is likely to escalate before it subsides'

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One expert claims ‘the crisis is likely to escalate before it subsides’Credit: Reuters

On Friday, thousands of Russian troops took part in combat drills on the border with Ukraine.

The drills took place at the Kuzminsky and Kadamovsky training grounds in the Rostov Oblast region, southwestern Russia, on the border with Ukraine.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, a total of more than “2,500 servicemen of the Southern Military District participated in combat training events, and about 100 T-72B3 tanks took part.”

Western intelligence officials believe that up to 100,000 Russian troops have been concentrated near the Ukrainian border.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed Western countries had shared information about Moscow’s military activity after the United States warned of a potential attack.

“I hope the whole world can now clearly see who really wants peace and who is massing almost 100,000 troops on our border,” Zelensky said in a statement on his website.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine previously brought the number of Russian troops near the border to 90,000 people on November 3.

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