“I don’t know that there’s been a video produced yet, if that’s what you mean, but we certainly have intelligence that indicates that this is something they’re thinking about doing. I don’t know that they’ve actually created it yet, but we know that they’re thinking about doing it as just one of the other things that we know they’re trying to do to create a pretext for an invasion,” Kirby responded.
The United States has intelligence that 러시아 is likely to “fabricate” a pretext for an invasion of 우크라이나, 그만큼 오각형 목요일 말했다. The Washington Post on Thursday morning first reported that Russia has developed a plan to create a pretext for a Ukraine invasion by falsely pinning an attack on Ukrainian forces. 미국. 믿는다 “Russia would produce a very graphic propaganda video” to serve as justification to move forces into Ukraine.
Co-host 다나 페리 노 then questioned Kirby on the proximity of Russia’s military buildup in Ukraine to the U.S.’s turbulent withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“Is there a connection there, that Putin made a calculation seeing how we left in Afghanistan and his thinking about how the U.S. might respond this time?” 그녀가 물었다.
“I don’t think we’ve seen that,” responded Kirby. “I don’t know that there’s a connection there.”
Kirby’s comments came after the U.S. announced it will deploy 3,000 more troops to Romania, Poland and Germany.
지난주, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin put 8,500 우리. troops on heightened preparedness, as President Biden and his national security officials weighed where to send troops in Eastern Europe to aid Ukraine as part of a broader NATO effort, while Putin threatened incursion.
그만큼 3,000 troops include 2,000 from 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps, based in Fort Bragg, 노스 캐롤라이나, 과 1,000 who are currently based in Germany. The troops from Germany will deploy to Romania, 그만큼 82 Airborne soldiers will go to Poland, and the 18th Airborne forces will go to Germany.
The Pentagon, 수요일에, said the forces “are not going to fight in Ukraine,” but instead would “ensure a robust defense of our NATO allies.”
There are already approximately 900 우리. troops in Romania.
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