More than 500 days have passed since the Ukraine war, but this time Russia has not been isolated in the way that the Soviet Union was isolated from the world. Most countries seem to be reluctant to oppose Russia, but at this time, apart from China, Syria, Iran and many other nations are either pro-Russia or neutral; thus, the Ukraine war is gradually sinking deeper into the economic, political and social system of Europe. In addition to the death of a former British soldier, Jordan Gately, on the front line in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, Kyiv, and Moscow separately investigated a disturbing video announcing the beheading of a Ukrainian soldier. It is believed to have been filmed by mercenaries of the Wagner group from Russia. The alleged leak of secret US documents about the war in Ukraine is also a sign that the US is gradually losing support from its allies. These documents point to a failure of diplomacy and a lack of mutual trust among allies.
The alleged leak of secret US documents about the war in Ukraine is also a sign that the US is gradually losing support from its allies. These documents point to a failure of diplomacy and a lack of mutual trust among allies.
The FBI has arrested 21-year-old Jake Teixeira for allegedly leaking classified military intelligence documents online, revealing files that show the United States is also monitoring UN chief Antonio Guterres. He is believed to have been soft on Russia after it invaded Ukraine. The documents revealed a record of private communications between Guterres and his deputy, which focused on a Black Sea grain export deal. According to the documents, the UN secretary-general appeared eager to uphold Russian interests. Guterres emphasized efforts to improve Russian export capacity, the leaked US document said, according to the BBC. The key event was that the export agreements Ukraine and Russia signed in July included a commitment to allow grain, fertilizer, and other agricultural goods to be exported across the Black Sea during the war, Guterres and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mediated the talks, which he said would help ease the global food crisis. The leaked document alleges that during the February talks, Guterres discussed Ukraine. They are undermining broader efforts to hold Moscow accountable for its actions. Another US document from mid-February said Guterres expressed frustration after a call with European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen in which he said that the European Union wants to increase its production of weapons and ammunition for Ukraine. Commenting on the report, Guterres’ spokesman said he was not surprised by the fact that people had been spying on his private conversations. The reaction of the spokesman shows that the leak of this sensitive information is also a preliminary document like WikiLeaks, which was made public, and a message was given to the allies.
After the release of the same secret files that circulated widely on Russian social media last week, the CIA, NSA and the US Defense Intelligence Agency had to deny the reports and launch an investigation to get to the source of the leak.
After the release of the same secret files that circulated widely on Russian social media last week, the CIA, NSA and the US Defense Intelligence Agency had to deny the reports and launch an investigation to get to the source of the leak. These reports also caused embarrassment to Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, two of America’s Middle East allies. Another leaked document is about the United Arab Emirates, which states that Abu Dhabi agreed to leak classified information from the United States and Britain to cooperate with Russia. The disclosure of these documents shows that for the Western Alliance supporting Ukraine, the question has now become important: Can Ukraine win the war? More worryingly, some declassified documents make it clear that Kyiv will not be able to succeed in its expected spring counter-offensive – its air defenses are weak. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kolyba tweeted that Blinken strongly rejected doubts about Ukraine’s ability to win on the battlefield while affirming the steely support of the United States. Russian forces are changing the so-called Syrian scorched earth strategy under which it continued to destroy buildings and places with airstrikes and artillery.
The writer is Mphil scholar and government officer in Punjab