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U.S. Calls NYT Report On Targeting Russian Generals Misleading

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Bloomberg runs headlines noting that the U.S. has played down a New York Times report suggesting that it has provided intelligence which allowed Ukrainian forces target and eliminate around a dozen of Russian generals.

  • Senior officials told the Times that the Ukrainian troops were able to kill an astonishing number of Russian military commanders thanks to a "classified effort by the Biden administration to provide real-time battlefield intelligence to Ukraine."
  • Such intelligence sharing has been suspected by many military experts based on their assessment of battlefield developments, with Ukrainian forces displaying impressive situational awareness which allowed them to deliver a number of precise strikes to the aggressor.
  • "Not all the strikes have been carried out with American intelligence. A strike over the weekend at a location in eastern Ukraine where Gen. Valery Gerasimov, Russia’s highest-ranking uniformed officer, had visited was not aided by American intelligence, according to multiple U.S. officials. The United States prohibits itself from providing intelligence about the most senior Russian leaders, officials said."
  • It is unclear which parts of the article are allegedly "misleading" but it should be noted that the Biden administration is walking a tightrope between providing maximum assistance to Kyiv without becoming party to the conflict.
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Bloomberg runs headlines noting that the U.S. has played down a New York Times report suggesting that it has provided intelligence which allowed Ukrainian forces target and eliminate around a dozen of Russian generals.

  • Senior officials told the Times that the Ukrainian troops were able to kill an astonishing number of Russian military commanders thanks to a "classified effort by the Biden administration to provide real-time battlefield intelligence to Ukraine."
  • Such intelligence sharing has been suspected by many military experts based on their assessment of battlefield developments, with Ukrainian forces displaying impressive situational awareness which allowed them to deliver a number of precise strikes to the aggressor.
  • "Not all the strikes have been carried out with American intelligence. A strike over the weekend at a location in eastern Ukraine where Gen. Valery Gerasimov, Russia’s highest-ranking uniformed officer, had visited was not aided by American intelligence, according to multiple U.S. officials. The United States prohibits itself from providing intelligence about the most senior Russian leaders, officials said."
  • It is unclear which parts of the article are allegedly "misleading" but it should be noted that the Biden administration is walking a tightrope between providing maximum assistance to Kyiv without becoming party to the conflict.