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Ukraine denies Moscow's allegation that it sent troops into Russia

Kyiv calls Russian allegation 'fake news'; Ukraine and West on alert for Russia creating pretext to invade

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Reuters Moscow/Paris
Russia's military said on Monday Ukrainian military saboteurs had tried to enter Russian territory in armed vehicles, an accusation dismissed as "fake news" by Kyiv amid Western accusations that Moscow could fabricate a pretext to invade.

The Russian military said five people had been killed when the Ukrainian saboteurs were thwarted. Ukraine and its Western allies have been saying for days that Moscow could manufacture a pretext to invade Ukraine with a huge force it has massed on the border.

Western countries accuse Russia of planning to invade a neighbour that it had controlled until the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Moscow

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First Published: Feb 21 2022 | 7:29 PM IST

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