Kremlin says Western intel will not stop war as US reportedly helps Ukraine target Russian generals

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The Kremlin on Thursday said the intervention of Western nations will not have an effect on its war in Ukraine as the U.S. looks to target Russian generals through intelligence sharing.

“Our military knows well that the United States, Britain and NATO permanently supply the Ukrainian army with intelligence data and other parameters. This is well-known,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “At the same time, [such actions] are unable to prevent the achievement of the special military operation’s goals.”

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Maj. Gen. Andrei Sukhovetsky, commander of the Novorossiysk guards mountain air assault division of the Russian Airborne Troops, takes part in an exercise at Opuk range.

Maj. Gen. Andrei Sukhovetsky, commander of the Novorossiysk guards mountain air assault division of the Russian Airborne Troops, takes part in an exercise at Opuk range.
(Sergei MalgavkoTASS via Getty Images)

Peskov’s comments come one day after a report by The New York Times said U.S. intelligence was assisting Kyiv with tracking Russia’s top military leaders in Ukraine.

Information provided by Western nations combined with Ukrainian intelligence has reportedly helped Ukrainian forces target Russian positions with artillery strikes and other types of attacks. 

The Ukrainian government has claimed that a dozen Russian generals have been killed since the war began 70 days ago, but U.S. officials have not confirmed this figure. 

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Peskov said Russia is doing “everything necessary” to counter intelligence sharing, Russian media said Thursday.

Russia has accused the West of waging a proxy war against Moscow by supplying Ukraine with billions of dollars worth of defensive aid.

The U.S., NATO and other allied nations have vowed to continue arming Ukraine as Russia doubles down in its deadly campaign in eastern and southern parts of the country. 

A convoy of pro-Russian troops moves along a road in Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 21, 2022.

A convoy of pro-Russian troops moves along a road in Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 21, 2022.
(Reuters/Chingis Kondarov)

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U.S. lawmakers additionally took steps last week to revive a World War II-era policy that would ensure that not only would Ukraine gain faster access to U.S. arms, but also all nations in Eastern Europe affected by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war would.  

The policy, which helped to defeat Adolf Hitler, was agreed to just days after Russia suggested it would also set its sights on Moldova. 

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