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Tue Apr 26, 2022, 04:50 PM Apr 2022

U.S. intel helped Ukraine protect air defenses, shoot down Russian plane carrying hundreds of troops [View all]

By By Ken Dilanian, Courtney Kube, Carol E. Lee and Dan De Luce
April 26, 2022


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.

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.



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Does anybody else feel like there was an OPSEC violation in getting this news out? ColinC Apr 2022 #1
OPSEC? calimary Apr 2022 #2
OPerational SECurity. temporary311 Apr 2022 #4
Aha! Got it. Thanks! calimary Apr 2022 #19
Operational security..... getagrip_already Apr 2022 #5
I was not familiar with that one. Thanks! I wasn't even ready to venture a guess. calimary Apr 2022 #20
It sure feels that way, but nevertheless I think it's unlikely. hedda_foil Apr 2022 #3
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Apr 2022 #6
Well ColinC Apr 2022 #9
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Apr 2022 #10
Same on both regards. ColinC Apr 2022 #14
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Apr 2022 #15
The US has been openly "leaking" information like this. joshcryer Apr 2022 #12
Makes sense. ColinC Apr 2022 #16
Yup denbot Apr 2022 #22
I'm also surprised this intel was released. WarGamer Apr 2022 #7
Russia knows we're sharing intelligence. They have to know Wingus Dingus Apr 2022 #8
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Apr 2022 #11
I am getting tired off reading all this OPSEC info blurted out, can't anybody keep their lips shut? Shanti Shanti Shanti Apr 2022 #13
This refers to two months back, there's a definite reason for releasing it now. TygrBright Apr 2022 #17
Maybe this is saying "Remember the bounty you put on American soldiers? Well here ya go!" dameatball Apr 2022 #18
Rumor is a US P-8 Poseidon located and transmitted the location of the missile cruiser Moskva to UKR EX500rider Apr 2022 #21
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