Pentagon denies sharing information with Ukraine to ‘kill’ Russian generals — RT Russia and the former Soviet Union

However, it provides “battlefield intelligence” to help kyiv “defend” the country

The Pentagon has denied media reports suggesting it shared intelligence with Ukraine to specifically target high-ranking Russian military officials.

“The United States is providing battlefield intelligence to help Ukraine defend its country,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said during a Thursday press briefing.

We do not provide intelligence on the location of senior military leaders on the battlefield and do not participate in Ukrainian military targeting decisions.

At the same time, Kirby admitted that kyiv “combine” information he obtains from several unspecified sources to take his “own decisions” apparently blaming the murders of Russian generals on Ukraine itself.

“Ukraine combines the information we and other partners provide with the intelligence they collect themselves, and then they make their own decisions and they take their own actions,” he said.

Kirby’s remarks echoed statements by National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson, who also insisted that US intelligence was not being provided to Ukrainian forces. “With the intention of killing Russian generals.”

US aid now withheld to target high-ranking Russian officials was first reported by The New York Times. The newspaper said Washington provided kyiv with information about Russia’s mobile military headquarters, citing unnamed US officials. Ukraine then combined the data with its own intelligence, carrying out strikes that reportedly killed an unknown number of Russian commanders.

Russia attacked the neighboring state after Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. The Minsk Protocol, brokered by Germany and France, was designed to give breakaway regions a special status within the Ukrainian state.

The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join NATO. kyiv insists the Russian offensive was unprovoked and has denied claims it planned to retake the two republics by force.

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