President of the U.S.A Joe Biden on Friday discussed with CIA chief William Burns, director of national intelligence Avril Haynes and secretary of defense Lloyd Austin publications in the media about the exchange of American intelligence with Ukraine, calling them “counterproductive”. It is reported with reference to its sources NBC.
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During a telephone conversation with Burns, Haynes and Austin, the American president said that such leaks of information “detract from our goal.” One of the interlocutors said that Biden demands that this stop.
On Thursday, a number of American websites reported that US intelligence could help Ukraine sink the Russian cruiser Moskva. Before that, the New York Times wrote that the United States passed intelligence to Ukraine that helped the Ukrainian military launch strikes that killed Russian generals in Ukraine.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the United States did not give Ukraine specific information to target the Moskva cruiser. The decision to shell the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy was made by the Ukrainian military themselves, the United States did not know about it.
The White House fears that such publications could escalate the conflict, provoking Russian President Vladimir Putin, and reduce the effectiveness of US intelligence sharing with Ukraine.
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