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Russia is not trying to block US access to its intelligence services

Apr 16, 2023

The Russian authorities have not taken any measures to prevent the United States from continuing to have access to Russian security and intelligence services after the leaked documents. The New York Times reported this on Saturday, April 15, citing two senior officials.


According to them, this was one of the issues that worried the West: they thought that the Russians would try to find US sources and try to shut them down. However, a week after the data appeared on social media, "the fears were not justified."

"Nor is there any indication that Russian commanders have changed their operations on the ground in Ukraine in response to the revelations," the NYT sources said.
"U.S. intelligence agencies have penetrated the Russian army to the point where they can warn Ukraine in real time about the timing of Moscow's air strikes and even their specific targets," the newspaper writes.

The publication notes that the documents showed "how much Ukraine's military efforts depend on the United States."

In addition, Ukrainian officials, expressing their dissatisfaction with the leak, told American officials that the disclosure would not affect their planned offensive, as Russia already knew the main parameters of Ukraine's vulnerability, in particular, the lack of weapons and ammunition.

Earlier it was reported that the Russian Federation reacted to the publication of secret US and NATO documents on the training of the Armed Forces on social media, which indicates that the fear of a future Ukrainian counteroffensive remains in the Russian information space. This was written by the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

"Regardless of the veracity of the leaked documents, the Russian military's reaction to the New York Times article underscores the fear of possible Ukrainian counteroffensives that permeates Russia's pro-paramilitary information space. The NYT article has exposed a significant point of neuralgia in the Russian information space, and the reaction to the documents shows that Russian bloggers are increasingly reconsidering the validity of their own assessments and speculations about potential Ukrainian counteroffensives, as well as their ability to predict Ukrainian military operations," the statement said.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 16/04/2023

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