The Pentagon said this Friday It only provides intelligence to Ukraine to “defend the country” And not in the position of Russian leaders on the ground.
This is how the spokesman for the US Department of Defense, John Kirby, responded at a press conference to an article in the New York Times, in which it was alleged that US intelligence services transmitted data to Ukraine that made it possible to determine the locations of dozens of Russian generals.
The New York newspaper, citing senior US officials, reported that the assistance of the secret services allowed the Ukrainian army to identify its targets in the theater of military operations in real time.
“The United States provides battlefield information to help the Ukrainians defend their country,” said John Kirby. “We do not provide information on the locations of senior military commanders on the battlefield, nor do we participate in decisions about what to attack.”
The Pentagon spokesman noted that the Ukrainian armed forces have more intelligence than is available in the United States.
He pointed out that “this is their country and their lands, and they are able to gather intelligence on their own.”
When asked if the US Department of Defense considers the information published by the New York Times “false,” John Kirby avoided the answer and said: He won’t go into detail about intelligence sharing.
According to the newspaper, the United States allegedly helped Ukraine predict the movements of Russian forces and details the location of the mobile headquarters of the Russian army.
The New York Times reports that, along with information collected by the Ukrainian military thanks to the interception of Russian communications, it was possible Locating senior Russian officers and launching artillery bombardments on their positions.
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