Status: 05/05/2022 07:35
According to information from kyiv, twelve Russian generals have been killed since the beginning of the war. A heavy blow to the already faltering morale of the Russian army. Apparently, information from the US Secret Service helped a lot.
The Ukrainian military apparently used US intelligence information in several instances for its successful attacks on Russian generals. This is reported by the “New York Times”, citing unnamed senior US military officials. The Ukrainian army claims to have killed 12 Russian generals by targeted fire since the start of the Russian war of aggression in February.
Specifically, according to the report, the US tracks the locations of “Russian military mobile headquarters” and shares this information with the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This then allowed the Ukrainians to attack the command posts with artillery.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby widely acknowledged that his country was providing Ukraine with information “it needs to be able to defend itself”. However, no details are given. The United States National Security Council stressed that the United States’ primary concern in providing intelligence information was not to kill Russian generals.
Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson also confirmed that US intelligence data would be passed to Ukraine. But she also stressed: “We do not provide any information with the intention of killing Russian generals.”
The generals had to go to the front themselves
The Ukrainians have repeatedly reported killing Russian generals in the field since the start of the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. The information was partially 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.
Due to the difficulties of the Russian advance in the first weeks of the war, many generals had to go to the front themselves, exposing themselves to the risk of being hit.
No information on the Russian Chief of Staff
According to the New York Times, US sources denied passing on information about a visit to the front by Russian Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov.
According to the Ukrainian military, several high-ranking officers were killed at a Russian headquarters near the town of Izyum last week. According to US reports, however, Gerasimov had left eastern Ukraine beforehand.