Especially after two Russian pipelines to Europe have been sabotaged in the past month?
US troops on the Ukraine-Romanian border are training in “combat deployment.” They are preparing for a possible invasion.
The US slammed the Russian “dirty bomb” claims today.
A senior US official on Sunday dismissed Russian claims that Ukraine is preparing to use a dirty bomb as “transparently false,” while the Pentagon chief “rejected any pretext for Russian escalation.”
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made the allegation about a dirty bomb in a round of telephone conversations with Western defense chiefs.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sharply denounced it, calling the allegation a Russian pretext for just such an attack. “The world should react as harshly as possible,” he said.
A statement Sunday from US National Security Council spokeswoman, Adrienne Watson said, “We reject reports of Minister Shoigu’s transparently false allegations that Ukraine is preparing to use a dirty bomb on its own territory.
“The world would see through any attempt to use this allegation as a pretext for escalation.”
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MAJOR GENERAL on nuclear exercises near Ukraine: We are here because it’s “like having allies in Normandy.”
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