U.S. intelligence helped Ukrainian freedom fighters target Russian generals, destroy warship
President Joe Biden was reportedly “furious” over leaks slipped from U.S. intelligence agencies to the New York Times and NBC News
January 1, 2023 10:41am
Updated: February 13, 2023 2:05pm
U.S. intelligence turned over critical data to the Ukrainian military in their struggle for preserving their national independence, which helped the freedom fighters sink the Russian warship Moskva and kill several generals, according to a new book.
While the Biden administration denies the assertion, “The Fight of His Life,” author Chris Whipple says he those reports were confirmed by President Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff, Ron Klain.
President Joe Biden was reportedly “furious” over leaks slipped from U.S. intelligence agencies to the New York Times and NBC News. Reports also indicate Biden gave “presidential tongue lashings” to CIA chief Bill Burns and other top aides after he discovered the media learned about U.S. assistance in the region.
“He didn’t like what he considered to be publicly taunting the Russians,” Klain told Whipple in a series of conversations.
Whipple’s book is scheduled to be published and available on Jan. 17, which was obtained by The New York Post. The post reported these revelations, and indicated Whipple also covers Biden’s calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan and other events since he assumed office in January 2021.
Biden’s concerns were apparently validated as U.S. sources learned that the reports provoked officials in Moscow and resulted in denials from the National Security Council, Pentagon and White House press office.
“We do not provide intelligence with the intent to kill Russian generals,” Adrienne Wilson, an NSC spokeswoman previously said May 5.
“We did not provide Ukraine with specific targeting information for the Moskva,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in May. “We were not involved in the Ukrainians’ decision to strike the ship or in the operation they carried out.”