The U.S. has revealed new intelligence of a Russian plot to use a phony video as a pretext for an invasion of Ukraine.

Senior administration officials said Thursday that the U.S. believes Russia has already recruited players to stage a propaganda video depicting “graphic scenes of a staged false explosion with corpses, actors depicting mourners, and images of destroyed locations and military equipment.”

The White House publicized the Kremlin’s alleged plans to fabricate an attack Thursday, in the hopes it would dissuade Moscow from going through with its latest disinformation effort. 

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