The new “Batch” is also about how deeply American spies “penetrated almost every aspect of Russian intelligence apparatus and military command structures” be. In a document, American intelligence officials say that Russia’s main domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Service for Security of the Russian Federation (FSB), has “accused” the country’s defense ministry of “covering up Russian losses in Ukraine.” The result underscores “the military’s continued reluctance to pass bad news down the chain of command,” according to the New York Times.
FSB officials, the documents say, claim that the number of dead and wounded in the Russian National Guard, the “Wagner” mercenary group and fighters of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov are not included in the ministry’s statistics. According to the FSB, 110,000 Russian soldiers are said to have been injured or killed.
According to the newspaper, the new documents indicated that the gap in US intelligence could unearth far more material than previously thought. The new documents are dated February 28 of this year. The “NYT” suspects that most of the material comes from intercepted communications.
According to a report by the “Washington Post“ the whistleblower of the revealed secret service documents is said to have worked on a military base. The man is said to be a “young, charismatic gun nut who leaked top-secret documents to a group of widely dispersed acquaintances seeking companionship in the isolation of the pandemic,” the newspaper said. The man is said to be known as “OG” on the platform popular with gamers, Discord. That’s where the leaked documents first appeared. He had probably copied the documents at work, as a member of a group on Discord reported to the US newspaper.