US says new intel shows Russia plotting false flag attack

  • President Joe Biden waves after stepping off Air Force One upon arrival, at John F. Kennedy Airport, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in the Queens Borough of New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • President Joe Biden waves as he steps off Air Force One upon arrival, at John F. Kennedy Airport, Thursday, in the Queens Borough of New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. accused the Kremlin on Thursday of an elaborate plot to fabricate an attack by Ukrainian forces that Russia could use as a pretext to take military action against its neighbor.