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- US Intel Helped Ukraine Shoot Down Russian Plane Carrying “Hundreds” Of Paratroopers
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
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.