Cnn: “Kiev forced to change plans due to US documents revealed”
There Russia bombed 2 communities in Kherson oblast in the night, the governor of the region Oleksandr Prokudin said on Telegram as stated in the Kyiv Independent. “Bombs have just hit the village of Novoberyslav in the Beryslav community. Enemy fighters also dropped three bombs on the village of Kizomys in the Bilozerka community,” Prokudin said. No civilian casualties were reported, according to the governor. The news of the aerial bombardments came just after Prokudin reported on Monday, April 9, that Russian troops bombed Kherson Oblast 71 times in the span of 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the network of Ukraine’s air defense is in danger of being overwhelmed unless it is reinforced soonreads in the New York Times. So far, Ukraine’s air defenses have proven surprisingly effective at defending the country against Russian attacks and preventing Russia from gaining control of Ukrainian airspace. Repeated Russian strikes, however, are draining Ukraine’s stockpile of weapons, perhaps opening the door for Russian planes to more easily inflict damage on Ukraine, writes the NYT.
One of the recently leaked documents revealed that stockpiles of Soviet-era S-300 and Buk air defense missiles, Ukraine’s most important air defense weapons, were reportedly completely depleted between early May and mid-April. The document was released on Feb. 28, and it’s unclear whether the assessment has changed.
Following the release of Pentagon documents, theUkraine had to change some of its military plans, a source close to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told CNN. The documents are part of a series of US and NATO intelligence documents leaked over the past two months.
The leaked documents, the source of which is still unknown, provide a grim assessment of the strength of Moscow’s war machine. But the information also suggests that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are in dire straits.
While Ukrainian officials dismissed the documents as “fake,” US officials confirmed to the New York Times and CNN that the documents are legitimate, although some of them appear to have been doctored.