The recent leak of classified U.S. documents by unknown actors could be a “targeted disinformation” campaign designed to “mislead” Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has said.
When asked by reporters about Moscow’s position on the source, motive, and authenticity of the documents, he said: “We don’t have a position.”
“It may be interesting for someone to scrutinize these materials to see whether they are [genuine] documents or fakes,” the diplomat was quoted as saying by Russia’s TASS news agency on April 12.
He added: “Maybe it’s deliberately targeted disinformation.”
Volunteer soldiers prepare to fire towards Russian positions close to Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on March 8, 2023. (Libkos/AP Photo)
Scores of classified U.S. documents, mostly dating from February or March of this year, first appeared last month on online forums such as Discord and 4Chan. …