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Why Washington's 'Russian Invasion' Scare is Cover for Kiev's New Offensive Against Donbass

The US media is continuing to speculate about Russia's alleged plans to invade Ukraine, despite Moscow repeatedly shredding the groundless rumour and warning that the fuss is aimed at covering NATO's own aggressive designs in the region. Mark Sleboda, an international affairs and security analyst, has shed light on emerging geopolitical trends.

Washington is bracing for an "imminent invasion" of Ukraine by Russia: former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has released a series of tweets claiming that Ukrainian civilians will fight to the bitter end against Russian "occupiers". For his part, Hollywood star Sean Penn arrived in Ukraine to film a documentary about "Russian aggression", being photographed in combat gear and a helmet as he visited Ukrainian troops in the Donetsk region last week.

While peddling the "Ukraine invasion" story, the Western media nevertheless admit that they have no idea of Russia's genuine intentions. Thus, Bloomberg claimed on 21 November that a 100,000-strong Russian contingent is preparing "a rapid, large-scale push into Ukraine from multiple locations", adding below that "America and others are not saying a war is certain, or even that they know for sure Putin is serious about one". Similarly, Militarytimes.com acknowledges that it's unclear whether the troop concentration in Russia's western regions really "heralds an imminent attack" against Ukraine. Moscow has consistently rejected the US allegations, with Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov denouncing them as "artificial hysteria".