The Director of National Intelligence, avril hainesstated that the agencies United States espionage do not have sufficient information to assess Russia’s accusation against Ukraine over a drone attack which, according to what he said, was addressed to the president’s residence Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin.
“At this time we do not have information that would allow us to provide an independent evaluation of itHaines said Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Kremlin under attack: Ukraine claims innocence, but Russia calls for “physical removal” of Zelensky
On Wednesday, the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky denied the Russian accusations. Moscow has said it prevented a drone attack on the Kremlin on Tuesday night and blamed Ukraine for the attempt without providing evidence.
Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said there is reason to believe that theRussian signatures may be incorrect information. Responding to questions from Sen. Tom Cotton, Berrier, an Arkansas Republican, agreed that the video that Russia said showed the attack indicated that the drones they didn’t look big enough enough to inflict significant damage on Putin’s residence. He also agreed that Putin doesn’t sleep in the Kremlin very often.
Haines also stated that the ongoing war in Ukraine has warned the influence of the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, about Putin. In this sense, he expressed that it is probable that Putin has reduced its immediate ambitions in Ukraineas Russia’s efforts for territorial gains have stalled.
“Russia is more and more in debt with china and needs itHaines concluded, adding that the war has strengthened Beijing’s perception that Moscow is the junior partner in the relationship.
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