Biden May Up Ukraine Intelligence-Sharing
Former top Obama envoy says Russian buildup prompting Biden rethink
With some 100,000 Russian troops now massed on Ukraine’s eastern border, the Biden administration is leaning toward providing Kyiv with battlefield intelligence, according to a former senior NATO official briefed by administration officials.
Such a move would represent a significant escalation in the military aid that the United States has provided to Ukraine so far and underscore President Joe Biden’s determination to push back against Moscow’s efforts to intimidate or reassert its control over the Western-leaning former Soviet republic.
“They are deeply, deeply, deeply concerned about what's happening,” Ivo Daalder, who served as the U.S. ambassador to NATO during the Obama administration, said of the Biden administration officials who briefed him on the Russian buildup of forces on Ukraine’s border. "Hints I'm getting from friends in the administration is that what we should really be doing is sharing battlefield intel, providing surveillance and reconnaissance, flying drones over […