At least 12 Russian generals have been killed by Ukrainian troops on the battlefield with the help of US intelligence. The White House National Security Council called the report, published in The New York Times, “irresponsible.”
At the same time, the US Department of Defense has denied providing intelligence to Ukraine about its position on the battlefield to assassinate Russian generals. NDTV quoted AFP as saying.
The New York Times reported, citing senior US officials, who did not want to be named, that the United States had provided Kiev with intelligence on the location of Russian military units in the Ukraine war. Ukrainian forces had the opportunity to target and kill many Russian generals killed in the war.
Reacting to the report, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said it was true that the United States was providing military intelligence to Kiev to help Ukrainians defend their country.
However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Russia’s foreign intelligence service. The Ukrainian military has no part in the decision.
Kirby said it was up to Ukraine to decide whether to attack Russian officials. “Ukraine coordinates intelligence collected from the battlefield itself with information provided by us and other allies,” he said. They make their own decisions. They do their own thing. ‘
Meanwhile, National Security Council spokesman Adrian Watson said, “The United States has provided intelligence on the battlefield to help the Ukrainians defend their country. We do not provide any information on the killing of Russian generals.