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Pentagon leaks: New twists in a familiar plot

By Anton Troianovski, Andrew E. Kramer, Erika Solomon and Eric Schmitt

15 Apr 2023 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

The leak of U.S. intelligence documents may not have altered Western policymakers’ views of the war, the NYT writes. But they have focused attention on Ukraine’s needs and Russia’s vulnerabilities.

In the leaked U.S. intelligence documents, Ukraine’s predicament looks dire.

Missiles for its Soviet-era air defenses are projected to run out by May. Its position in the key city of Bakhmut is “catastrophic.” Its military has taken losses of more than 120,000 dead and wounded — less than Russia’s estimated toll, but enormous for a country with less than one-third of Russia’s population.

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