It is reported that Ukraine used US intelligence to sink the Russian ship Moscow. The government in Washington, meanwhile, is relativizing its role.
According to media reports, US intelligence helped the Ukrainian army sink the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet “Moscow” (Moscow).
However, some US media, such as the Washington Post or The New York Times, reported that the US government was unaware of Ukraine’s plans, citing unnamed individuals familiar with the matter.
“Moscow”: sank in mid-April
At the request of the Ukrainian military, the US identified the ship as “Moskva” and helped find it, NBC News broadcaster reported. “Moskva” was sunk in mid-April, probably by Ukraine’s “Neptun” type anti-ship missiles. Moscow denies this.
The missile cruiser was also responsible for air defense in the Black Sea between the mouth of the Danube and the Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014. The “New York Times” reported on Wednesday that the Ukrainian military partially relayed information from the United States in its generally successful resistance to Russia.
The Pentagon puts its own role in perspective
For example, the Ukrainian military claims to have killed twelve Russian generals by targeted fire since the beginning of the Russian offensive. Moscow has not yet commented on the alleged death of the generals. In response to the report, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said, “We do not provide information on the whereabouts of senior military leaders on the battlefield and do not agree with the Ukrainian military’s targeting decisions.” Said.
But he did confirm that the US government has provided Ukraine with intelligence on the war situation. Kirby did not elaborate. Ukraine combined the information provided by the USA and its partners with its own information. Then the Ukrainian army will make its own decisions.
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