Classified US Operation Reportedly Helping Ukraine Target Russian Generals
Headline Roundup May 5th, 2022
Secret U.S. efforts are reportedly helping Ukraine target and kill Russian generals on the front lines of the conflict.
That's according to anonymous senior U.S. officials cited in a New York Times report. Ukraine says it has killed at least 12 Russian generals since Russia's invasion began in late February. The Times report says U.S. efforts have "focused on providing the location and other details about the Russian military’s mobile headquarters" with the help of satellite imagery. Officials also told the Times that the U.S. refrains from providing intelligence about the most senior Russian leaders.
A Pentagon spokesman said that "we will not speak to the details of that information," while confirming that the U.S. provides “Ukraine with information and intelligence that they can use to defend themselves.” The Biden administration has already allocated over $2 billion in military aid to Ukraine, including anti-aircraft weapons and munitions.
News sources across the political spectrum covered the Times report. Many framed the U.S. intel as crucial in Ukraine's efforts to fend off the invasion.
Senior administration officials told The New York Times on Wednesday that the U.S has provided intelligence to Ukraine’s armed forces and that it has been used to help kill Russian generals who have died during the country’s ongoing war.
While not specifying how many Russian generals have been killed thanks to U.S. assistances, sources told the Times the information was part of a classified program that aims to help Ukrainians provide real-time intel. Ukraine maintains that it has killed 12 Russian generals.
The Times reported that Ukrainian officials have combined...
U.S. intelligence on the location of Russian generals in Ukraine has been provided to Ukrainian forces, allowing them to kill many of the high-ranking military officers who have died on the battlefield, according to a report on Wednesday.
The intelligence sharing has helped kill as many as 12 Russian generals in Ukraine and is part of a secret effort by the Biden administration to provide the Ukrainians with information on Russian troop movements and the location of mobile Russian military command posts, according to the New York Times report.
Senior U.S. officials interviewed in the report...
The United States has provided intelligence about Russian units that has allowed Ukrainians to target and kill many of the Russian generals who have died in action in the Ukraine war, according to senior American officials.
Ukrainian officials said they have killed approximately 12 generals on the front lines, a number that has astonished military analysts.
The targeting help is part of a classified effort by the Biden administration to provide real-time battlefield intelligence to Ukraine. That intelligence also includes anticipated Russian troop movements gleaned from recent American assessments of...