Classified documents on US and NATO plans to bolster Ukrainian forces leaked online
Documents currently circulating on Twitter and Telegram have raised serious concerns about the security breach.
Other information in the documents includes training programs for 12 Ukrainian combat brigades.
Washington, Several classified documents containing “secret details” of US and NATO plans to bolster Ukraine’s defense forces for an invasion of Russia have been leaked online. According to a New York Times report, the documents currently circulating on Twitter and Telegram have raised serious concerns about the security breach and compelled the Biden administration to open an investigation into the matter.
Significantly, Twitter and Telegram are two major social media platforms widely used in Ukraine and Russia. “We are aware of the reports on the social media posts and the department is looking into the matter,” Sabrina Singh, deputy Pentagon press secretary, told the newspaper. However, experts said the leaked document, which appeared genuine, could be a Russian military hoax.
According to the NYT report, the leaked documents contain no information on war plans and do not say when or how Ukraine intends to launch its invasion. However, they point to another attack by Russian forces next month, as the documents are five weeks old. Other information in the documents included training schedules for Ukraine’s 12 combat brigades and indicated that nine of them were being trained by US and NATO forces. The newspaper reported that it was also said that 250 tanks and more than 350 mechanized vehicles are needed to drive out the Russian army.
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