Intelligence United States of America is said to have helped the troops Ukraine in targeting a number of generals Russia since the invasion took place in the former Soviet Union.
Senior US officials say many of the dozens of Russian generals killed were targeted with the help of Washington’s intelligence.
According to a New York Times report, direct assistance from the US and other Western intelligence agencies was a major factor in the success of Ukrainian forces against Moscow forces.
Based on the report, the US provides details of Russian military movements that frequently change locations. Ukrainian forces used the information to attack senior Moscow officers.
Meanwhile, Ukraine in March 2022 claimed Russia lost seven generals of military equipment and personnel.
In the same month, Western officials said Russian troops had moral problems. This then made the generals advance to the front line until several of them were killed.
The West also underlined the potential problem of communication and logistics for Russia’s military in Ukraine, which it said was running low.
However, broadly speaking, the Biden administration has kept secret about intelligence assistance targeting Russian generals. They feared it could harm the agency and be seen as a sign of hostility by Russia.
US Security Council rebuttal
Meanwhile, the United States National Security Council (NSC) Adrienne Watson emphasized that the issue of US involvement in targeting Russian generals was an irresponsible statement.
“The United States is providing battlefield intelligence to help Ukraine defend their country,” Watson told AFP on Thursday.
He then continued, “We do not provide intelligence with the intention of killing the Russian general.”
During the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, the Pentagon frequently sent weapons and military equipment to Ukraine. The weapons include artillery, helicopters and attack drones.
In fact, before the war broke out, the US was very careful to record all the main tools of the defense system (Alutsista) that were packaged into the eastern European country.
The US also admits to training Ukrainian troops to operate the weapons they send.
The Pentagon has so far not commented directly on the New York Times report.