Biden declassifies intelligence on pre-war Russia over Allied “skepticism” 06/07/2022 10:17
US President Joe Biden issued an order to declassify intelligence on the eve of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, as US officials’ allegations of an impending attack were met with “skepticism” by Washington’s partners and allies. This was announced by the director of American intelligence Avril Haynes. “When we explained to our politicians and they went to their interlocutors (a.k.a. – from the allies), they found that there is a lot of skepticism about this (a.k.a. – the possibility of a Russian invasion),” she told a conference. cybersecurity on Monday, quoted by CNN.
“As a result, the president came back to us and said, ‘You need to go out and share as much as you can and make sure people see what you see, so that we can have more productive conversations about how to plan for the potential Russian invasion, “Haynes told Biden. From the first days of Russia’s gathering on the Ukrainian border, the US presidential administration selectively declassified and published intelligence on Russia’s war in Ukraine – to make it available to media organizations and other friendly countries. The aim of this approach is to combat Russian propaganda worldwide and to ensure that US partners and allies share the same opinion. Haynes said Monday that the United States has “exchanged extensive information on the subject with partners and allies” and has eventually developed “exchange mechanisms” that could be used in the future.