US Intelligence Veterans Say Merkel Information on Russia’s Invasion to Ukraine Unreliable

Situation in Donetsk region.© RIA Novosti. Guennady Dubovoy

Situation in Donetsk region.© RIA Novosti. Guennady Dubovoy


Topic: Situation in the South-East of Ukraine

MOSCOW, September 2 (RIA Novosti) – Members of US Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) movement wrote an open letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying that the NATO’s information about the invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine is unreliable.

“You need to know, for example, that accusations of a major Russian “invasion” of Ukraine appear not to be supported by reliable intelligence,” a letter published on website reads.

The letter, signed by ten former US intelligence officers also says that “the images, released by NATO on August 28, provide a very flimsy basis to charge Russia with invading Ukraine.”

Moreover, the veterans are certain that NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s speeches are drafted by Washington.

The letter aims to brief Merkel on the alleged Russian invasion to Ukraine prior to the NATO summit scheduled for September 4-5.

Earlier in May, the movement’s members signed a memorandum addressed to US President Barack Obama, asking him to take steps towards the de-escalation of the Ukrainian crisis and urged him to officially announce that NATO will not integrate Ukraine and Georgia.