Russia’s top defense official held a flurry of calls with other military chiefs to forewarn a nuclear false flag would soon happen in Ukraine. The call between Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was the second in three days.
The Kremlin says Shoigu held calls with Austin, UK Minister of Defense Ben Wallace, French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, and Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar. Moscow provided few details about the calls. TASS reported the calls were to "convey Russia’s concerns over possible provocations with the use of a dirty bomb in Ukraine."
The call between Austin and Shoigu is the second in three days after the defense chefs went several months without talking. TASS says the US initiated Friday’s call. The Pentagon said Sunday’s call was a follow-up conversation requested by Shoigu.
The Department of Defense readout said, "Secretary Austin rejected any pretext for Russian escalation and reaffirmed the value of continued communication amid Russia’s unlawful and unjustified war against Ukraine."
On the Russian Ministry of Defense’s Telegram channel, the Kremlin issued three statements saying Shoigu additionally spoke with Wallace, Akar and Lecornu. In the nearly identical posts, Russia says Shoigu discussed the "rapidly deteriorating" situation in Ukraine and the potential use of a dirty bomb.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky called for Western strikes on the Kremlin. In an interview with Canadian media on Sunday, the Ukrainian leader said "If their message is that there will be a strike on the decision-making center (of Ukraine), the answer of the world should be the following: ‘Look, if you hit Bankova (the street in Kyiv where the presidential office is located) there will be a strike on where you are. If you do this, then in a second, regardless of the result of your attack, there will be a strike on the decision-making center of your state.’"
Kyle Anzalone is the opinion editor of Antiwar.com, news editor of the Libertarian Institute, and co-host of Conflicts of Interest.
35 thoughts on “Russian DM Calls Counterparts To Warn of Coming False Flag”
Every accusation is a confession. True with Russia, true with the GOP.
Best way to decipher the Kremlin. Whatever they say, just reverse it.
That is far too simplistic DJ….
American projection .
It is worse it is projective identification .
Since two major sabotage actions went off without major consequences, and Russia kept its cool by atttacking only the ibjects in Ukraine which were anyway on their lists — the sense I am getting is, prolonged conflict is what the neocon circles now see as dangerous.
Prolinged confluct means more money to be spent to finance Ukrainian budget, more in weapons, more on all sorts of logistics. Europe is in free fall economically with UK probably being in the lead, but Germany will follow. Loss of industries will affect all German cities and towns, as German economuc model involves subcontracting work by large industrial giants to small town smaller manyfacturing or workshops.
Ambassador Matlock warned that European public is blaming US for destroying their economy. The prolonged war is giving everyone more time to push back against European loss of sovereignity. And with runaway inflation — there will be political price to pay .
As for Ukraine’s death squads nobody talks about — makes me wonder if we are close to rebabilitating Hitler.
Otherwise, which part of Ukrainian death squads we do not understand?
Not only Europe is in free fall, the US economically is also becoming a Banana Republic. The gap between rich and poor is widening by the day and Russia is becoming richer by the day. The Ruble becoming stronger.
Europe is subordinated to American oligarchy, that is the problem. Since WWII, Europe never got the independence. After 1945, East European countries became the vassals of USSR, West European countries became the vassals of USA. After the collapse of USSR, East European countries were included in American Empire. The problem with American Empire is the bad management. Because of the bad management, it is losing the economic competition with China.
Instead of trying to improve the management and the efficiency of American economy, the rulers of US invested a lot of money and efforts into the undermining the economies of their geopolitical opponents China and Russia.
Correct. And squandered billions of dollars on the MIC instead on its own declining infrastructure.
Kazkova dam is located upstream from Kherson. Ukraine has hit the dam in the past without success in bringing it down. Russia believes Ukraine will find a way to take it down in order to drown thousands of Russian soldiers in Kherson. Ukraine is accusing Russia of planning to destroy the dam. That’s not going to happen unless Ukraine overruns Kherson with thousands of their own soldiers. There really won’t be any doubt who did it, if it happens.
But upstream from the dam is the reservoir that supplies the nuclear reactor at Zaporizhzhia. If the reservoir drops quickly enough, there is a chance it could become another Chernobyl.
Of all my nightmares of how a nuclear Armageddon could start, this was never in any of them. I guess if humans are stupid enough to all die fighting for US hegemony, so be it.
Takes two fro Armageddon and I doubt the US will shoot first
I am sure the Azov Battalion has thought it through. /s
I believe they were using a light touch to disrupt the roadway but not the dam. The dam is an asset of Ukraine it makes no sense for them to destroy it especially now as they are advancing. It does make sense for the retreating Russians to blow it to slow down their enemy.
The Americans are itching to get involved with troops fighting Russians , they had better get the body bags ready it will be Vietnam all over again.
They’re ready. All they needed to believe was Russiagate. (S)
I don’t think they are itching about that. All those provocations serve to one purpose only – to keep EU under American control.
No they aren’t
Americans know, they can do nothing against approaching Russian offensive. That’s why they decided to use the dirty nukes.
300000 unarmed drunks in tee shirts and sneakers? I think they aren’t too too worried about that.
Are you describing what you have seen in the mirror?
Like I have a tee shirt
I have no doubt, so far, this will happen. Intelligence in both Wash. and Moscow know what both sides are doing and planning.
This seems very disconcerting and causes me to wonder, what is coming next?…I do feel some sense of relief to know that all of these leaders and countries are maintaining communication, which hopefully means less chances of glitches and screw-ups… Ukraine is a bit verbose when it comes to calling for military strikes… any guesses what would happen if we adhered to Ukraine’s request?…KABOOM!
They ask for much more than we are willing to give such as a no fly zone.
Russian Federation thinks, US and NATO gives a damn about false flags. They will conquer you by hook or by crook.
Zelensky and Blinken are the dumbest pair of hazards the world has produced in quite a while…
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