Secret Pentagon documents “leaked” on social media show a pessimistic American view of the military situation in Ukraine, point to Ukraine’s problems with weapons and air defenses, and predict a stalemate in the war in the coming months, according to CNN.
CNN: Pentagon papers predict stall in Ukraine war in coming months
The documents, which appear to date from February and March, outline Ukraine’s military shortcomings as Kyiv prepares for a spring counteroffensive. Several classified documents warn that Ukraine’s medium-range air defenses to protect frontline troops will be “completely exhausted by May 23,” suggesting that Russia could soon have air superiority and that Ukraine could lose the ability to mass ground forces. to counterattack.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has announced that the US will continue to investigate the recent leak of classified documents until its source is determined.