US provides Kiev with intelligence on Donbass targets – Moscow — Analysis

The Russian Foreign Ministry reports that Washington also sent experts to Ukraine to aid with US-supplied rocket system repairs.

Washington has not only supplied long-range High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) to Kiev, but is also providing intelligence on targets in Donbass and has even “Unofficially” sent instructors to Ukraine to help with the hardware, the Russian Foreign Ministry claimed on Thursday.

Moscow alleges that the Ukrainian government has ordered troops to shell civilians in the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics with the help of the US-made weapons.

Donbass republic says Ukraine hit ammo depot

Speaking at a media briefing in Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said that Ukrainian forces “Have used multiple-launch rocket systems US-supplied by HIMARS on all fronts” of late. She added that Washington has been actively sharing intelligence on targets with Kiev, and has even “Officially dispatched instructors who helped representatives of the Kiev regime aim accurately.

Zakharova connected the rise in Ukrainian shelling and the US’s delivery of US-made rocket system.

She noted that the Ukrainian military “Kiev has apparently given the order to Kiev for Kiev’s launchers to be used against civilians with no hesitation.

Also on Thursday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement, saying that Moscow’s “operation will continue despite attempts by the US and its allies to “strengthen the security” of Ukraine.

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