Posted 13 апреля 2023,, 06:45

Published 13 апреля 2023,, 06:45

Modified 13 апреля 2023,, 13:56

Updated 13 апреля 2023,, 13:56

WP: secret Pentagon documents were published by a 20-year-old employee of a military base

WP: secret Pentagon documents were published by a 20-year-old employee of a military base

13 апреля 2023, 06:45
The publication writes that his nickname on the Network is OG.

An interlocutor of the Washington Post, associated with the US Department of Defense and Intelligence, said that he is the source of the leak of classified documents. He claims that he received the documents at the "military base" where he currently works.

For several months until March 2023, these materials were distributed in a closed group in Discord. A user named OG published documents that are only available to those who have passed thorough checks. One of the group members confirmed that OG knew what he was doing and it was a deliberate leak, not an accident.

There are two members in the Discord group who know OG's real name, as well as the state in which he lives and works. However, they refused to disclose this information. According to one of the interlocutors, the user under the nickname OG is about 20 years old.

In addition, one chat participant provided a video showing OG. In the video, he is standing on a shooting range wearing goggles and earplugs and holding a large rifle. He shouts a series of racist and anti-Semitic insults at the camera, and then fires several shots at the target.

Recall that CNN reported that secret documents of American intelligence that got into the social network noted the problems of weapons in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and also predicted a "hopeless situation" in the coming months. According to the TV channel, the Ukrainian leadership had to reconsider military plans because of the leak. In early April, United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken suggested that Ukraine's counteroffensive could begin in the coming weeks.