Despite the legacy media breathlessly reporting that Russia had chosen today – 16 February – as the date to attack Ukraine, one of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s closest allies now says the chances of that happening are virtually zero.

On Friday, it was reported that the CIA and the American military had warned Berlin and other NATO countries that Moscow was all set to launch an invasion on 16 February.

This was then blazed across the headlines, with newspapers such as the Sun reporting that a “massive missile blitz” was planned, along with 200,000 troops at the ready, for 1am this morning.

But Moscow immediately began withdrawing troops from the border region and nothing happened.

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Thinking people will be asking what was behind the hysteria promulgated by the Legacy Media. Biden’s attempt to distract attention from his disastrous administration was clearly one factor, NATO’s attempt to justify the massive funding it gets is another. —Eds