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Ukraine using US intelligence to target Russian forces — newspaper

Not all the strikes have been carried out with American intelligence, the sources specified

MOSCOW, May 5. /TASS/. Ukraine has used intelligence provided by the United States to target Russian forces, the New York Times reported, citing senior American officials.

According to the paper, "the targeting help is part of a classified effort by the Biden administration to provide real-time battlefield intelligence to Ukraine." "That intelligence also includes anticipated Russian troop movements," the New York Times said, adding: "The United States has focused on providing the location and other details about the Russian military’s mobile headquarters, which relocate frequently."

The officials claimed that intelligence provided by the US "allowed Ukrainians to target and kill many of the Russian generals." However, the sources "declined to specify how many generals had been killed as a result of US assistance."

"American officials would not describe how they have acquired information on Russian troop headquarters, for fear of endangering their methods of collection. But throughout the war, the US intelligence agencies have used a variety of sources, including classified and commercial satellites, to trace Russian troop movements," the newspaper added.

The US officials also said that "not all the strikes have been carried out with American intelligence." "The United States prohibits itself from providing intelligence about the most senior Russian leaders," the New York Times said, citing the officials. "Last month, the United States increased the flow of intelligence to Ukraine about Russian forces in the Donbas and Crimea," the US officials said, according to the paper.