‘Secret’ Documents Detailing US, Nato’s Ukraine War Plans Leaked Online

‘Secret’ Documents Detailing US, Nato’s Ukraine War Plans Leaked Online

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Documents that appear to be classified blueprints detailing Ukraine's combat readiness and preparations for an upcoming offensive against Russia were leaked or stolen and appeared on social media this week.

Identifying them as "secret American and NATO plans," one of the documents appears to detail the expenditure rates of HIMARS artillery systems provided by the US, information that has been a closely guarded secret, while another describes the state of a dozen Ukrainian combat brigades, including their equipment and dates for when they might be ready to take on Russian forces, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

The documents are currently circulating on Twitter and Telegram, South China Morning Post reported.

“We are aware of the reports of social media posts and the department is reviewing the matter,” a Pentagon spokesperson told the Times.

But experts have cautioned that the documents, while seemingly authentic, may have been altered for propaganda purposes.

One slide, purportedly from a presentation, provides an estimate for Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine – as many as 17,500, it states – that is well below the figure Western governments have cited publicly.

The British defence ministry, for example, said in February that between 40,000 and 60,000 Russian soldiers had likely been killed since President Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale invasion of Ukraine last year.

“They’ve obviously been doctored,” Michael Weiss, a Russia expert and senior correspondent at Yahoo News, posted on social media. “Still bad that they were leaked – or stolen.”


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