Pentagon spokesman John Kirby denied reports that the United States shared information to target Russian generals earlier this week.
“The United States is providing battlefield information to help Ukraine protect its country,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters Thursday. “We do not provide information about the position of senior military leaders on the battlefield or participate in Ukrainian military targeting.”
Earlier this week, the New York Times and other outlets reported that Ukrainian troops used US intelligence to carry out attacks that killed Russian generals and other senior officials. Earlier, Ukrainian officials claimed that their troops had killed about 12 generals since the start of the conflict on February 24.
The US National Security Council (NSC) issued a statement after the NY Times report stating that it was irresponsible and misleading.
“The United States is providing battlefield information to help Ukrainians defend their country,” NSC spokesman Adrienne Watson told Agence France-Presse. “We do not provide information intended to kill Russian generals.”
The Kremlin, meanwhile, responded with anger, saying, “Russian troops are doing whatever is necessary in this situation.”
“Our army is well aware that the United States, Britain, and NATO as a whole are constantly sending information and other parameters to the Ukrainian army,” state media said.
Kirby also states that the Kieu government can combine information from several sources before making a decision. He didn’t elaborate.
“Ukraine combines the information provided by us and other partners with the intelligence they collect to make their own decisions and take their own actions,” he said. ..
In a statement, Kremlin is ready for Russian President Vladimir Putin to call Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to provide a safe passage for civilians from the besieged Azovstal ironworks in the port of Mariupol, Ukraine. Said that.
In a statement, Putin told Bennett in a “thorough exchange of views on the situation in Ukraine” that Kyiv should order weapons to be placed on Ukrainian fighters trapped in a vast Azoftari factory. Ukrainian defenders stuck on the scene have been desperately sticking for weeks, with some civilians reaching safety through the humanitarian corridor, while others remain inside.
The Kremlin should previously deny that Russian troops are attacking the plant and refer to Putin’s April 21 order to block the maze of underground tunnels rather than adventure. Said.
Reuters contributed to this report.