The United States intervened to avert a massive attack on Russia’s capital by Ukraine that could’ve caused a new world war, a leaked report says.
The last-ditch intervention was made by the CIA just days before the attacks planned for earlier this year on February 24 – the first anniversary of the outbreak of war.
A leaked Pentagon report shows Ukraine’s head of military intelligence (HUR) ordered agents to prepare for “mass strikes” using “everything the HUR had”.
But before the plans could be enacted, US officials warned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that such an offensive could fire the starting pistol on a direct conflict between America and Russia.
The plans were called off on February 22 – just two days before the attacks were scheduled – with US officials learning that the HUR “had agreed, at Washington’s request, to postpone strikes” on Moscow.
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The Kremlin had already found out about the planned attacks by then and air defences had been installed on various key buildings in and around the Russian capital city.
The US appears to have got wind of the plans by tapping the phones of Ukrainian officials.
The Pentagon has provided Ukraine with weapons under the strict condition that US military hardware is not used to strike at targets within Russia.
Alarm bells were raised with the Biden adminstration that the use of US weapons on Russian soil could be the catalyst for a global conflict.
The leaked Pentagon reports about the war in Ukraine were dismissed by a source in Kyiv.
The Ukrainian government adviser told the Daily Telegraph regarding the leaked memos: “They fulfil only one catastrophic function: they shape public opinion in Western capitals as if Ukraine was an unreasonable, infantile, and impulsive country that is dangerous for adults to trust with serious weapons”.
“Ukraine sees things differently,” he explained. “We approach the war with ironclad mathematical logic.
“We need long-range missiles to destroy Russian logistics in the occupied territories and various types of aircraft to protect the sky and destroy Russian fortifications.”
“These are the main components of successful counteroffensive operations and minimisation of losses,” the Ukrainian government insider added.
“Maybe it’s time to stop playing with excuses and back-alley realpolitik while the war is still ongoing and people are dying?”