Cyberattack hits Ukraine as U.S. warns Russia could be prepping for war

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By Pavel Polityuk and Steve Holland KYIV/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States said it feared Russia was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine if diplomacy fails to meet its objectives, after a massive cyberattack splashed Ukrainian government websites with a warning to “be afraid and expect the worst”. Moscow dismissed such warnings, though it has amassed more than 100,000 troops on its neighbour’s frontiers and on Friday released pictures of more of its forces on the move. The cyberattack – which Kyiv’s state security service said showed signs of Russian involvement – unfolded hours after …

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