Guidelines designed to support Kiev while keeping the United States out of the war, officials told the Washington Post
The United States has established intelligence-sharing rules with Ukraine that would rationally discredit Washington if it provided as much information as possible for Kiev to attack Russian military forces. The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed officials, just days after media claims about the extent of U.S. involvement in the conflict.
The United States is providing Kiev with real-time information on the location and movements of Russian forces, including satellite imagery and intelligence. “Sensitive” Sources, US and Ukrainian officials said at the outlet. A Ukrainian described this information “Very well. It tells us where the Russians are so we can hit them.”
Last week, however, anonymous officials apparently shared a bit more with the media, crediting U.S. intelligence for the alleged Ukrainian missile attack on a Russian cruiser in Moscow in April. On Friday, NBC News reported that President Joe Biden had personally called on both the CIA and the Pentagon to stop leaking to the media, calling it hostile.
Russia’s State Duma chairman Vyacheslav Volodymyr responded to the report by saying that the United States was taking a direct part in Ukraine’s hostility and that its leaders should be involved. “List of war criminals.”
Officials who spoke to the Post were interested in explaining that the United States has not technically crossed that line. The White House has banned the sharing of two types of intelligence, they said. The first is “Detailed information that could help Ukraine assassinate Russian-led figures, such as the most senior military officials or ministers.” But there are no generals on the field. The second category of prohibitions includes any information about targets on Russian territory and that “To prevent the United States from becoming a party to an attack that Ukraine may carry out inside Russia.” According to the post.
Both rules appear to counter recent Western media reports claiming that US intelligence helped Ukraine sink Moscow and assassinate several Russian generals.
When the United States “Self-limiting strategic leadership on paper,” This is not “Actively help [Ukrainians] Kill any kind of generals. A senior Pentagon official told the Post. So if a special general is seen somewhere, the United States will not tell Ukraine – but will share information about the location of command and control facilities, where senior Russian generals are present, other officials say. According to their explanation, if Ukraine attacks such a facility and kills a Russian general in the process, it will not be technically with the United States. “Targeted” His and Washington’s hands will be clean.
The Pentagon’s official explanation for the alleged role in the alleged attack in Moscow was to invite similar speculation, with officials simply saying that U.S. intelligence “Helped to confirm” The ship is known to the Ukrainians, who decided to use the rare Neptune missile against the cruiser. According to Kyiv and the Pentagon, Ukrainian military forces fired two Neptunes and hit Moscow. Russia says the cruiser was damaged in an explosion of ammunition on board the ship and later sank in stormy seas.
Russia invaded the neighboring country in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the first Minsk agreement, signed in 2014, and the final recognition of Moscow’s Donetsk and Lugansk’s Donbas republics. The German- and French-brokerage protocols were designed to give special status to isolated territories within the Ukrainian state.
The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine formally declare itself a neutral state that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kyiv has insisted that the Russian invasion was completely unpopular and has denied claims that it is planning to forcibly retake the two republics.
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