Friday, April 29, 2022

US Intel Helped Ukraine Shoot Down Russian Plane Carrying "Hundreds" Of Paratroopers; UK Backs Right Of Ukraine To Attack Russian Territory; Ukraine decapitating Russian tanks due to design flaw; US Weighs Listing Russia as State Sponsor of Terrorism, LIVE UPDATES and MORE

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US Intel Helped Ukraine Shoot Down Russian Plane Carrying "Hundreds" Of Paratroopers:
Pentagon and top State Department officials have insisted this week that the US and NATO are not fighting a proxy war against Russia in Ukraine, but then we get bombshell reports like the following out of NBC, with unnamed defense and intelligence officials positively boasting about the damage being done to the invading forces, including shooting "hundreds" of paratroopers out of the sky who were in a Il-76 military transport plane...
"As Russia launched its invasion, the U.S. gave Ukrainian forces detailed intelligence about exactly when and where Russian missiles and bombs were intended to strike, prompting Ukraine to move air defenses and aircraft out of harm’s way, current and former U.S. officials told NBC News."
And then comes this stunning admission: "That near real-time intelligence-sharing also paved the way for Ukraine to shoot down a Russian transport plane carrying hundreds of troops in the early days of the war, the officials say, helping repel a Russian assault on a key airport near Kyiv," NBC writes.
The revelation comes almost two months after in early March Biden administration officials divulged to the press the the United States was sharing real-time intelligence with Ukraine. Apparently these efforts have not only greatly expanded at this point, but are possibly resulting in significant battlefield losses for Russia.
The NBC report continues, "It was part of what American officials call a massive and unprecedented intelligence-sharing operation with a non-NATO partner that they say has played a crucial role in Ukraine’s success to date against the larger and better-equipped Russian military." --->READ MORE HERE
Sky News
UK Backs Right Of Ukraine To Attack Russian Territory - Kremlin Warns London Of "Proportional Response":
The UK’s armed forces minister said in a Tuesday radio interview that it is "completely legitimate" for Ukraine to strike Russian territory, after allegations out of the Kremlin earlier this month that the Ukrainians have on a couple of occasions done just that in cross-border incidents.
The defense chief, James Heappey, told Times Radio in the remarks that, "In war, Ukraine needs to strike into its opponents' depth to attack its logistics lines, its fuel supplies, its ammunition depots, and that's part of it."
"It is completely legitimate for Ukraine to be targeting in Russia's depth in order to disrupt the logistics, that if they weren't disrupted would directly contribute to death and carnage on Ukrainian soil," he added.
Even more provocative is that he addressed the issue of weapons systems provided by Britain thus far since the Russian invasion in February. He said of the weapons provided that they "have the range to be used over the borders" in Russia, and quickly followed by stressing: "That is not necessarily a problem." --->READ MORE HERE
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