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Eastern Ukraine evacuations are ‘cynical use’ of people by Moscow: US State Dept

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The US government on Friday said the evacuation of civilians by Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine was a “cynical” move by Moscow to deflect from what the West fears is an imminent invasion.

“Announcements like these are further attempts to obscure through lies and disinformation that Russia is the aggressor in this conflict,” a State Department spokesperson told reporters on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. “It is also cynical and cruel to use human beings as pawns to distract the world from the fact that Russia is building up its forces in preparation for an attack.”

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