A US official said Thursday that Ukraine alone decided to sink the Black Sea Fleet’s Russian flagship missile cruiser Moskva using Ukrainian anti-ship missiles. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Friday that the United States “has not provided Ukraine with specific target information for the Russian flagship missile cruiser Moskva.”
The United States did not know that Ukraine would target the Russian warship Moskva, anonymous officials said. In an article published by NBC for the first time, unnamed officials said Ukraine had asked the United States for a Black Sea ship that the United States helped confirm its location and identify as the Russian military service ship Moskva.
“We were not involved in the Ukrainians’ decision to strike the ship or in the operation they carried out,” he said. “We had no prior knowledge of Ukraine’s intent to target the ship.”An American official said Thursday that Ukraine alone decided to target and sink the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet using its own anti-ship missiles.
But given Russia’s attacks on the Ukrainian coastline from the sea, the US has provided “a range of intelligence” that includes locations of those ships, the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the Associated Press.
NBC News had reported Thursday that American intelligence aided in the sinking of the ship. A day earlier the New York Times reported US intelligence on Russian troop movements allowed Ukraine “to target and kill” Russian generals. “aljazeera.com“
Under the diplomatic initiative, Washington is pressuring other countries to stop all military and technical cooperation with Russia and countries with Soviet-era weapons in order to transfer them to Ukraine.
Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed the diplomatic move on Friday, saying that “all countries”, including the United States, had sent similar orders to supply arms to Ukraine, Interfax news agency reported. action. Russia has warned the West against sending more weapons to Ukraine, saying such weapons convoys could now be considered a “legitimate target” for the Russian military. ‘cnbc.com”
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted Germany and Sweden to change their long-standing policy of not sending weapons to the conflict zone. German Chancellor Olaf Schultz reiterated that Berlin would not support a no-fly zone over Ukraine or send troops to intervene in a war waged by Russia.
The United States and its allies will need a global plan to support Ukraine in a fight that could drag on for several years. The United States and its allies must also ensure that once produced, weapons actually fall into the hands of the Ukrainians.
We must help Ukraine develop backup air routes so that entire cargoes are not lost in a single Russian airstrike, as well as safe areas in neighboring countries where Ukrainian soldiers can refuel, train and see their families before returning to battle.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki warned that only one military officer was responsible for “the atrocities we saw in Syria” and vowed that Washington would continue to work to provide Kyiv with the necessary weapons.
Vladimir Putin must be more than just agitated because of the US and its NATO allies supplying arms to Ukraine. Will he be so bold as to attack the US? He would have to be willing to lose even his own Country due to his arrogance. Still, the threat is real.
It appears the Russian invasion of Ukraine has reached a bit of a stalemate. This means the fight could go on for some time, but which side will prevail remains uncertain. The U.S. has aided Ukraine with money and weapons to stifle Russian forces, but that involvement could also make the U.S. vulnerable to an attack from Russia.
I spoke with Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, Senior Fellow at Defense Priorities, to get some more details on the war. Russia is increasing attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure that would allow vehicles and gear to get to the front lines.
Recently, there were four train stations and relay stations throughout Eastern and Western Ukraine were bombed. Russia is stepping up its attempts to slow down and stop Ukrainian forces from getting the supplies they need to fight. “msn.com“
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