Russia said last week that it has unambiguous proof that the U.S. has taken on an active role in Ukraine by providing Ukrainian forces with “real-time” information on how to best counter Russian forces.
The evidence was dropped during an interview between a British newspaper and a top intelligence officer from Ukraine.
Maj. Gen. Vadym Skibitsky told The Telegraph that Washington is providing Kyiv with “minute-to-minute, real-time information of all kinds.”
He went on to praise the HIMARS that were delivered by the U.S. He denied claims that the U.S. was providing direct target information, but The Guardian said he acknowledged that there “was consultation between U.S. and Ukrainian intelligence officials before the strikes.”
Russia’s Defense Ministry said the comments “undeniably proves that Washington, contrary to White House and Pentagon claims, is directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine.”
The statement continued: “It is the Biden administration that is directly responsible for all Kyiv-approved rocket attacks on residential areas and civilian infrastructure in populated areas of Donbas and other regions, which have resulted in mass deaths of civilians.”
Maria Zakharova, Russia’s foreign ministry spokesperson, told a Russian news outlet that “no other confirmation of the direct involvement of the United States in the hostilities on the territory of Ukraine is required.
“The supply of weapons is accompanied not only by instructions on its use, but in this case they perform the function of gunners in their purest form.”
TREND FORECAST: By their deeds you shall know them. Gerald Celente has noted that the U.S. is NOT fighting a “proxy war” with Russia, the reality is that with its endless supplies of lethal weapons and intelligence to Ukraine, Washington is, in fact, at war with Moscow.
This is not the first time that Russia accused the U.S. of providing Ukraine with intelligence. (See “U.S. INTEL HELPED UKRAINE KILL RUSSIAN GENERALS, SINK FLAGSHIP, REPORTS SAY.”) The U.S. has denied helping Ukraine with intel but has been providing Kyiv with $8 billion in weapons to keep the war going.
Russia said the Biden administration is to blame for “all Kyiv-approved rocket attacks on residential areas and civilian infrastructure in populated areas of Donbas and other regions, which have resulted in mass deaths of civilians.”
The Ukrainian military may have committed war crimes by establishing bases and operating systems in residential areas, Amnesty International said in a blistering report Friday.
The report said bases have been placed near schools and hospitals.
“Such tactics violate international humanitarian law and endanger civilians, as they turn civilian objects into military targets,” the report said. “The ensuing Russian strikes in populated areas have killed civilians and destroyed civilian infrastructure.”
Oksana Pokalchuk, the Amnesty Ukraine chief, quit her post after the report was released.
“If you don’t live in a country that’s being torn apart, you’ll never understand what it means, to blame the army of its defenders,” she said.
TRENDPOST: Reports that the U.S. is providing more than just billions in weapons should surprise none of our readers. President Joe Biden has repeated that the U.S. will not be sending any troops into Ukraine to fight for the country, but the U.S. has been escalating its war effort in the country, most notably when Biden decided to approve the transfers of HIMARS to Ukraine. (See “PLACE YOUR BETS: UKRAINE VOWS VICTORY DESPITE RUSSIA’S GAINS IN EAST,” “BIDEN KEEPS WAR DRUMS BEATING, ANNOUNCES ANOTHER $1B IN WEAPONS FOR UKRAINE,” “NOT A PROXY WAR: U.S. AT WAR WITH RUSSIA, PENTAGON WILL PROVIDE UKRAINE MILITARY AID FOR ‘YEARS’” and “BIG LIE? RUSSIA TAKES MORE LAND BUT RETIRED U.S. GENERAL SAYS RUSSIA WILL LOSE.”)