An alleged US intelligence assessment contained in a growing leak of classified documents reveals concerns about Ukraine's military capabilities and strategy in pushing back against Russian forces, casting doubt on the potential gains that can be achieved in ongoing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Washington Post has reported.
The purportedly leaked documents - which have not been verified - reportedly highlight challenges faced by the Ukrainian forces in terms of equipment, training, and coordination, which could hinder their ability to effectively counter the Russian military.
The documents, whose authenticity has been publicly doubted by Ukrainian sources, also question Ukraine's support from its allies, including the United States and other Western countries, despite the provision of military aid and assistance.
The apparent leakage underscores the complexities and difficulties Ukraine faces in its efforts to counter the Russian military. They highlight the need for effective strategy, coordination, and support from allies to successfully push back against the ongoing aggression.
Both Ukrainian and U.S. officials have not confirmed the authenticity of the supposedly leaked documents, and the situation remains fluid with further developments awaited.
Thus Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said on his Telegram channel Friday, April 7, that the leaked documents are just another case of Russia “disseminating fictitious information" and they have “nothing to do with Ukraine’s real counteroffensive plans.”
However, analysts have expressed concerns that the purported leak could undermine confidence in Ukraine's ability to resist Russian aggression and may have diplomatic and strategic implications for the ongoing conflict.
As the situation evolves, the 'leaked documents' have raised questions about the prospects of Ukraine's counteroffensive against Russia.
At the same time, Oleh Izhak, the senior analyst at the National Institute of Strategic Research in Kyiv, said that although it’s not possible to be positive, what could be a leak of secret US military briefing slides was a desire by “someone” either in Washington or Kyiv to make Russian military decision-making more difficult by “leaking” information the Kremlin is already aware of, and forcing Putin – a former secret agent with a secret agent’s paranoia about planted information – to question its validity.
“I think mostly it is an attempt to affect decision-making in Russia… I am not excluding the possibility that this is some kind of attempt at a strategic trick, by publishing information that really is already out there… It’s kind of like these constant conversations about Putin’s health,” Izhak said in an April 9 YouTube interview.
On Friday, April 7, alleged classified military documents detailing US and NATO plans on building up the armed forces of Ukraine before the planned counteroffensive at the front appeared on Twitter and Telegram.
Both the Pentagon, where much of the allegedly leaked materials apparently originated earlier this year, and the Justice Department are investigating the matter.
According to major media outlets, the circulated documents marked “top secret” date back to March 1, 2023, and, in particular, contain information about the schedules of arms supplies, the number of troops, and ammunition costs. At the same time, they do not provide specific combat plans on how, when, and where Ukraine intends to launch a counteroffensive.
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The general plans of the military industrial complex in the US is to cause massive destruction from the weapons of war manufactured by US weapons corporations and then after sufficient damage they will rebuild the carnage with US loans from US banks, which in the Ukraine will be provided by Blackstone Corporation. The US financiers usually only resort to economic destruction but in the case of the Ukraine they can "kill two birds with one stone" so to speak by weakening Russia
@Daniel, Yup. You nailed it Daniel.
From the very beginning, the Biden administration has lagged behind in the distribution of necessary weaponry to Ukraine. At the beginning of the war Zelensky asked for fighter jets or at the very least, that the U.S. would provide air cover. Biden refused both requests because he feared Putin's reaction. He still fears Putin. Biden wants the entire war to be fought within the borders of Ukraine. I say give Russia a little of its own medicine. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Zelensky is still asking for fighter jets. Ukraine needs long-range precision missiles and they need F-16 fighter jets (as many as it takes to win). Zelensky knows that wars are not won with tanks and boots on the ground. Wars are won with air superiority. If the U.S. and its allies will provide enough F-16's and long-range missiles, the advantage will belong to Ukraine and victory will soon follow. I pray that Biden stops prolonging the war and gives Ukraine the necessary weaponry, intelligence and the right to use their own discretion to bomb the heck out of Russia. Because prolonging the war like Biden is doing is only causing more death, heartache and destruction.
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The worthless General Milley believed Kyiv would fall in three days. Our US Military was destroyed under President Zero (Zero = "0", as in "0"bama). Prove our 1/intelligence wrong Ukraine. Destroy the Russian terrorist war criminals.
And as a last thought, if the Pentagon does not believe Ukraine has the ability to remove the Russians, why is our feckless Pentagon not recommending more arms to Ukraine to get the job done?
@Jack Griffin, who hurt you?
@C.J., Shut up jacks ass. No one needs to hear from a pimple.
No go cry to the Kyiv Post I hurt your fweelings.
@Jack Griffin, wow, spoken like a true snowflake. I don't let strangers on the internet get to me so bad. I'm guessing by the way you hate American military so much, you're an American who either couldn't get into the military or got kicked out? Don't be sad, you can always be keyboard warrior. You need to work on your game though, calling people pimple and accusing them of being offended isn't the power play you think it is. Go back to 4chan.
@C.J., You are a shameless asshole C.J. My previous reply was calm and measures. Imbeciles like you believe you have some advanced intellect because you use a computer. Go look up the "Dunning-Kruger Effect". You are a textbook case.
As Griff said, "...if the Pentagon does not believe Ukraine has the ability to remove the Russians, why is our feckless Pentagon not recommending more arms to Ukraine to get the job done?"
My sentiments exactly.
@ThoughtLife.God, The dumbass C.J. failed to comprehend that point.