Western media yesterday reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin military officials were misled over the preparation and the conduct of the war in Ukraine citing advisers are afraid to tell him the truth.
“We believe that Putin is being misinformed by his advisers about how badly the Russian military is performing, and how the Russian economy is being crippled by sanctions, because his senior advisers are too afraid to tell him the truth,” said White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield without providing details on the evidence behind the assessment.
Later, Russia slaps back at the media, especially White House, saying that the U.S. intelligence does not have accurate information on Russia, and that leads to misunderstanding results.
“To our regret and even concern neither the Department of State nor the Pentagon have authentic information about what is happening in the Kremlin,” Dmitry Peskov said, Putin’s spokesman in a briefing on Thursday.
“They just do not understand what is happening in the Kremlin, they do not understand Russian President Vladimir Putin, they do not understand the mechanism of decision-making and they do not understand the style of our work,” Peskov added, according to state news agency TASS.
“This is not just regrettable. It causes our concern, because such utter misunderstanding results in wrong decisions, in careless decisions that have very bad consequences.”