(PresidentialWire.com)- Reports suggest that British and American spies uncovered Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans to invade Ukraine, and the pretext he would use to do it, before he officially signed a decree recognizing the eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk as “independent.”
Reuters reports how a British foreign spy chief admitted to obtaining a massive intelligence scoop from Russia right before Putin launched the biggest militaristic attack on another sovereign nation since the end of the Second World War.
Richard Moore, the head of Britain’s “MI6” Secret Intelligence Service, said on Twitter that British and American intelligence communities “uncovered Putin’s plans for Ukraine.”
He added that Western spies were able to reveal how Putin was planning to either stage a “false flag” attack to justify the invasion or find another pretext that allowed him to call it anything else but an invasion. It turned out that Putin would use his recognition of the “independence” of two Russian-speaking Ukrainian states as the pretext, calling his invasion a “peacekeeping mission” and a “special military operation.”
Slava Ukraina! 🇺🇦
US and UK intelligence communities uncovered Putin’s plans for Ukraine. We exposed his attempts to engineer ‘false flag’, fake attacks to justify his invasion. We revealed his plans to assassinate Ukrainian leaders and senior officials.
— Richard Moore (@ChiefMI6) February 24, 2022
It didn’t add up, however, as Putin’s invasion resulted in the literal surrounding of the capital city of Ukraine by Russian troops over the weekend. Kiev is not a part of either of the Donetsk or Luhansk regions.
Obviously, Moore didn’t reveal how U.S. and U.K. intelligence officials were able to obtain the data.
Last week, Moore also warned that President Putin could use “no amount of disinformation” to disguise the fact that his decision to send in troops to Ukraine constituted an “unprovoked and long-planned” attack in the country.
Moore also revealed that all may not be well at the Kremlin, with Russia underestimating its ability to quickly take control of Ukraine and pressure its government to step down. Moore said that Russia has already experienced massive casualties, losing 450 personnel on the first day. The official death count is unknown, but as Ukrainian soldiers and citizens continue to fight back, that death count has to be growing.
Peace talks between Russia and Ukraine have since begun, but the shelling of towns and cities across Ukraine continues.