According to the representative of the defense department, the United States did not provide intelligence to Ukraine about the location of the commanders of the Russian Armed Forces, since the Ukrainian side is “more aware of what is happening”
The United States does not transfer data on the location of Russian Armed Forces commanders to Ukraine. This was stated by the press secretary of the US Defense Department John Kirby, the broadcast was conducted by the PBS News YouTube channel.
“We do not provide intelligence on the location of military leaders on the battlefield and do not participate in decision-making on targeting by the Ukrainian military,” — said Kirby.
Thus, he commented on the publication of The New York Times that the United States allegedly provided Kyiv with information that led to the death of Russian officers during a special operation.
Kirby added that the US is providing intelligence “about the situation on the ground that helps Ukraine defend its country.” He pointed out that the Ukrainian side is much more aware of what is happening than the American side, and is able to collect information on its own.
As reported by the NYT, the United States transmitted intelligence information to Ukraine, which, among other things, included data about the expected movements of Russian troops. According to the publication, Kyiv used this information, along with data from its own intelligence, to strike at the Russian military.
A Pentagon spokesman, when asked about providing intelligence to Ukraine, declined to elaborate on details of this kind of information. At the same time, he stated that the United States is transmitting information to the Ukrainian side, “which they can use for self-defense.” In early April, Kirby admitted that Kyiv could use this data to “launch a counterattack.”
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At the same time, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that the Russian military is “well aware” that the United States and other NATO countries are constantly transmitting intelligence to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. “Together with the flow of weapons that these same countries and alliances are sending to Ukraine,— these are all actions that do not contribute to the quick completion of the operation, but at the same time are not capable of hindering the achievement of the goals set during the special military operation, — he said.
Russia has been conducting a special operation in Ukraine since February 24th. President Vladimir Putin justified it by the desire to achieve the “demilitarization” of and “denazification” neighboring state, as well as the desire to protect the civilian population of Donbass from “genocide”. Ukraine, in response, broke off diplomatic relations with Russia, declared mobilization and introduced martial law.
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