Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry
American instructors actually play the role of gunners for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, commenting on statements by a Ukrainian general that appeared in the British edition of The Telegraph that US intelligence rejects targets for HIMARS attacks if they consider them inappropriate.
– What more evidence is needed of the direct involvement of the United States in the hostilities in Ukraine? Zakharova asked. – They perform the functions of gunners in their purest form. The Armed Forces of Ukraine not only receive real-time information from American intelligence from American satellites, but also coordinate targets for attacks with American weapons with their American handlers. The Ukrainian military has been given the role not even of device operators, but of assistant operators.
Recall, the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine Vadym Skibitsky informed to British journalists that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are consulting with American colleagues when choosing targets for attacks by HIMARS missile systems.
It should be noted that one of the attacks from the HIMARS system was carried out in a pre-trial detention center located in the village of Yelenovka, where nationalists who surrendered at Azovstal are being held. 53 of them died on the spot, dozens were seriously injured. Taking into account Skibitsky’s statements, it turns out that the attack on the pre-trial detention center was also sanctioned by American intelligence.