Top secret US military documents continue to surface, keeping the Pentagon on high alert as Washington tries to contain the fallout from the leaks.
The information provided in the leaks exposes sensitive state secrets that include details of Ukraine’s preparation for a spring offensive and suggest the United States has been spying on its allies.
The Pentagon has confirmed the documents “appear to contain sensitive and highly classified material”, but stated at least some have been doctored.
On Wednesday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said the leaks might be fake and a deliberate attempt to mislead Moscow.
Here is the latest about the leaks, which have not yet been verified
The documents also show the US believes China would provide, in particular scenarios, support for Russia in the Ukraine war.
One document stated, “China would respond more strongly and most likely increase the scale and scope of materiel it is willing to provide Russia if Ukrainian strikes hit a location of high strategic value or appeared to target senior Russian leaders.”
The leaks indicate Russian operatives may have been building stronger relationships with the United Arab Emirates, which hosts important US military installations. The UAE rejected the allegations, calling them “categorically false”.
The Washington Post also reported on Monday that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi discussed a plan to supply Russia with 40,000 rockets. A spokesman for the foreign ministry said Cairo was maintaining “noninvolvement in this crisis and committing to maintain equal distance with both sides”.
One document said the US may have spied on its ally South Korea, providing details of alleged discussions among top aides to President Yoon Suk-yeol.