American intelligence helped Ukraine in missile attack against defeated Russian ship

The U.S. provided intelligence that helped the Ukrainian military to sink the Russian warship Moskva, according to a new report.

NBC News shared the information in a Thursday report.

The official statement

“We did not provide Ukraine with specific targeting information for the Moskva. We were not involved in the Ukrainians’ decision to strike the ship or in the operation they carried out,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.

“We had no prior knowledge of Ukraine’s intent to target the ship. The Ukrainians have their own intelligence capabilities to track and target Russian naval vessels, as they did in this case,” he added.

A major milestone

The destruction of the Moskva marked the destruction of the largest Russian warship since World War II.

“The revelation about the Moskva comes on the heels of reporting by The New York Times that intelligence shared by the U.S. had in some cases helped Ukraine kill Russian generals,” NBC News also reported.

“American officials did not dispute that, but pushed back strongly on the impression that the U.S. was explicitly providing information with the intent of striking Russian military leaders,” it added.

The new information could lead to further escalation by Russia information becomes known regarding the details of America’s role in targeting the Russian military.

The news also comes just ahead of May 9, a date known as Victory Day that is celebrated in Russia in which some suggest the nation will make a big announcement regarding the invasion of Ukraine.

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