Such information was disseminated in social networks, in particular, on telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. The reports say that Russian military missiles “Kynzhal” (Dagger) hit the location of the NATO military, who secretly manage the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. At the same time, the authors refer to the foreign edition of The Intel Drop. It is not true.
Specialists of the VoxCheck project investigated the case, and explained that the NATO military does not participate in the war in Ukraine, and they do not lead the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Fact-checkers also said that the author of the article in The Intel Drop is one of the Russian propagandists. The Intel Drop features Kremlin narratives and fake news. For example, the publication writes that Ukrainians do not trust Valerii Zaluzhnyi in terms of the number of downed missiles, and their moods on social networks give out despondency towards the President. Among the publications of The Intel Drop, one can also see other materials of propagandists, for example, reports about the so-called “foreign mercenaries”.
In January 2023, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg once again emphasized that NATO does not send its military to war, but NATO supports Ukraine with weapons.