The U.S. provided Ukraine with some information that allegedly allowed Kiev to strike Russian cruiser Moskva, CNN reported, citing sources.
According to them, Ukrainian military received intelligence data from the Americans about the location of the Russian Navy cruiser Moskva. Meantime, the report says that it is not known whether the U.S. knew that Ukraine would strike the ship. According to the sources, Washington was not involved in this decision.
The TV channel’s interlocutors noted, there are clear limits on what the US will share with Kiev.
Thus, it is stressed that Washington has so far refused to provide Ukraine with information about potential targets inside Russia itself.
In addition, the U.S. rejects information that it has provided Ukraine with intelligence on the location of specific Russian military commanders.
“We do not provide intelligence on the whereabouts of high-ranking military commanders on the battlefield and do not participate in decisions about selecting targets for Ukrainian military strikes,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters Thursday.
Earlier, the New York Times cited senior U.S. administration officials as saying that the United States had provided intelligence to the Ukrainian armed forces, which they used to eliminate high-ranking officers of the Russian Armed Forces.