In the past few weeks, the White House has accused Russia of seeking an opportunity to invade Ukraine through a campaign based on lies. At the same time, Britain said that Russia is trying to remove Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from power and form a Moscow-backed government there. The US has also released a map of the deployment of Russian troops, detailing how Russia may attempt to invade Ukraine with about 175,000 troops, according to officials.
Experts credit the White House for sharing intelligence and being prepared to refute false claims before they are made.
At the same time, Russia has dismissed America’s claims as false. It also cited US intelligence failures in the past, including sharing information about Iraq’s weapons programs.
Russia is known for creating confusion and bickering by strategically using propaganda as part of its comprehensive war policy. When Russia invaded Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in 2014, it launched a campaign to influence Russian ethnic residents of the region.
This time the US says Russia is trying to persuade its citizens to portray Ukrainian leaders as attackers and support military action.