• Ex-spies and diplomats say the Biden administration needs to 'shut-up' after NYT report about US intelligence helping Ukraine kill Russian generals

    16 days ago - By Business Insider

    Russian President Vladimir Putin with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Gen. Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the Russian military's General Staff, September 13, 2021. Kremlin Press Office / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    Ex-US officials said the Biden administration needs to "shut-up" about intelligence sharing with Ukraine.
    This came after a NYT report said US intel was helping Ukraine kill Russian generals.
    A veteran diplomat said discussing intelligence used for targeting would bolster Putin's propaganda about Russia being a victim.
    Former US officials and diplomats in...
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  • Oligarchs speaking out against the war signal that Putin is losing his grip on Russia's elite, says the head of the Justice Department's KleptoCapture group

    16 days ago - By Business Insider

    Russian President Vladimir Putin toasts holding a glass of vodka with Deputy Defense Minister Valery Gerasimov and Presidential Administration Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images
    A Justice Dept. head discussed the impact of Russian oligarch sanctions in a CNN interview.
    He said oligarchs' statements against the war represent "Putin's grip on these people" wavering.
    Several members of Russia's elite broke ranks with the Kremlin by calling for peace with Ukraine.
    Several Russian oligarchs have publicly broadcasted their opposition to the Ukraine war - a sign that Putin...
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