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UK military shares map of ‘Putin’s invasion’

Red arrows raced across the territory of Ukraine on a map published by the British Defence Ministry on Thursday to illustrate the possible “axis” along which the alleged Russian invasion might unfold, any day now.

“Russia retains a significant military presence that can conduct an invasion without further warning,” the UK military tweeted, describing the map as “President Putin’s possible axis of invasion.”

The ministry’s map featured seven different arrows “invading” Ukraine from Russia and Belarus.

DefenceHQ’s tweet came about an hour after UK foreign minister Liz Truss said she was “very concerned about reports today of increased Russian aggression.”

Truss followed that up by saying that reports of “alleged abnormal military activity by Ukraine in Donbas are a blatant attempt by the Russian government to fabricate pretexts for invasion.”

Following this messaging blitz from London, US President Joe Biden claimed that Russia is about to invade “within the next several days.”

Meanwhile, his Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the UN Security Council that Russia intended to “manufacture a pretext” for attacking that could be anything from “a fabricated so-called ‘terrorist’ bombing inside Russia, the invented discovery of a mass grave, a staged drone strike against civilians, or a fake – even a real – attack using chemical weapons.”

The US and the UK have been accusing Russia of wanting to invade Ukraine since late October, offering no evidence to back up their claims. That did not stop multiple media outlets from producing ominous maps of the coming “invasion,” which never materialized.

Moscow has denied the accusations and described Western media reports as “fake news.”

Even the government in Kiev has asked its Western allies to dial down the rhetoric, saying it was spreading panic and hurting Ukraine.

Source: RT