Secret Service Tips
The United States would have helped in the bombing of the “Moskva”.
The Russian missile cruiser Moskva sank in mid-April, presumably after a missile attack by the Ukrainian military. Several media report that the American secret services would have provided kyiv with information on the operation. The Pentagon doesn’t want to know anything.
According to media reports, information from US intelligence helped the Ukrainian military sink the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet “Moskva” (Moscow). However, the US government had no knowledge of Ukraine’s plans, several US media outlets such as the Washington Post or New York Times reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.
The United States identified the vessel as “Moskva” at the request of the Ukrainian military and helped locate it, NBC News reported. The “Moskva” was sunk in mid-April, presumably with Ukrainian anti-ship missiles of the “Neptun” type. 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 Ukraine’s military cites partly information from the United States in its often successful resistance against Russia. For example, the Ukrainian army claims to have killed twelve Russian generals by targeted fire since the start of the Russian attack. Some of the information has been confirmed by the Russian side. For example, in early March, the government of the southern Russian city of Novorossiysk reported that General Andrei Sukhovetsky, deputy commander of the 41st Army, died “heroically” in Ukraine.
Russia is confident in its victory
“We do not provide information on the whereabouts of senior military officials on the battlefield, nor do we participate in Ukrainian military targeting decisions,” the Pentagon spokesman said. John Kirby, in response to the report. However, he confirmed that the US government was providing Ukraine with information on the war situation. Kirby gave no details. Ukraine is combining information provided by the United States and its partners with its own information. Then the Ukrainian army will make its own decisions.
Despite Western intelligence support for Ukraine, Russia believes in victory. “Our army is aware that the United States, Britain and NATO as a whole constantly provide information and other data to the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to the state agency Interfax. Like Western arms deliveries, this “does not contribute to a quick conclusion of the operation”, added President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman. However, this support cannot prevent Russia from achieving the goals it has set itself.