Claiming that the United States had provided intelligence support to Ukraine, the Pentagon on Thursday said US intelligence had made a difference in Ukraine’s fight against Russia. US Undersecretary for Intelligence and Security Ronald Moultrie said during a hearing that the information shared by the US helped the Ukrainian government make a difference.
According to Sputnik, while speaking at Thursday’s House Armed Services Committee hearing on “Defense Intelligence in Support of War Fighters and Policy Makers,” Moultrie said, “I would say that the information we share and the work we do do support that the Ukrainian government makes a difference. It is accurate, timely and actionable.” He added that Ukraine is satisfied with the United States’ support in the war situation.
Notably, many relevant speakers attended the hearing, including General Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency, chief of the Central Security Service and commander of the US Cyber Command, and Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. The committee’s chairman, Washington Rep. Adam Smith, also cited several international security threats at the hearing, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, to further emphasize the importance of a well-prepared intelligence community.
Russia claims to advance 10 km in the Donbass region
Meanwhile, this happened on the same day as Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov claimed that Russian forces in Donbass advanced 10 kilometers and captured two more settlements further to continue their successful offensive.
He added that Russian forces have destroyed 182 Ukrainian aircraft and helicopters, 177 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,393 tanks and other armored fighting vehicles, 134 multiple rocket launchers, 523 field artillery pieces and mortars, and 1,182 military special vehicles since the start of their military operations.
It has been over 3 weeks since Russia launched its aggressive military actions in Ukraine following “requests” from the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics to protect them from increasing attacks by Ukrainian troops.