Leaked Memo Shows Pentagon Spying on Zelensky

Leaked documents appear to reveal that the US has been spying on Ukrainian President Zelensky out of fear that Ukraine might strike Russian territory if the US provides long-range missiles to Ukraine.

CNN has reviewed 53 classified Pentagon documents that detail Ukraine’s combat capabilities, potential vulnerabilities, and NATO’s efforts to repel Russia’s invasion.

The US intelligence report allegedly intercepted Zelensky’s conversations with military and defense officials using signals intelligence.

One of the leaked documents showed that Zelensky suggested striking Russian deployment locations in Russia’s Rostov Oblast using combat drones, as Ukraine does not have long-range missiles capable of reaching that far.

This could explain why the US is reluctant to provide Ukraine with long-range missile systems due to fears that Kyiv will use them for strikes inside Russia. However, Ukraine has promised not to use weapons provided by the United States for this purpose.

Another intelligence report revealed that China may use Ukrainian strikes on targets deep in Russia as an opportunity to present NATO as an aggressor and may increase its assistance to Russia if it considers the attacks significant.

Ukrainian officials have denied the authenticity of the leaked documents, calling them fictitious information. Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said on his Telegram channel that the leaked documents have “nothing to do with Ukraine’s real counteroffensive plans.”

The leaked documents prompted a Pentagon investigation, as they contained “top secret” information on US and NATO plans to build up the armed forces of Ukraine before the planned counteroffensive at the front.

They also included information about the schedules of arms supplies, the number of troops, and ammunition costs, but did not provide specific combat plans on how, when, and where Ukraine intends to launch a counteroffensive.

The leak of these documents highlights the ongoing tensions between Ukraine, Russia, and the US, with each side trying to gain an advantage in the conflict.

It also underscores the challenges of maintaining diplomatic relations and the need for trust and transparency in international affairs.

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