(Washington) The US Department of Justice has opened an investigation to try to identify the source of leaks of classified documents linked in particular to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, published this week on social networks, he announced on Saturday .

According to the first findings, these leaks concern not only reports and documents on the conflict in Ukraine, but also very sensitive analyzes on the allies of the United States.

“We have contacted the Department of Defense about this and have opened an investigation,” a Department spokesperson told AFP.

Dozens of classified documents have been released on Twitter, Telegram, Discord and other social networks in recent days, and new documents continue to surface.

On Friday, the Pentagon also said it was investigating the matter.

According to the Washington Post, citing US officials, some of these documents appear to have been falsified. But most are authentic and correspond to CIA reports circulating at the White House, the Pentagon or the State Department, says the same source.

These leaks could prove valuable for Moscow, as these documents show the extent to which American intelligence services have penetrated certain parts of the Russian military, analyzes American media.

Especially since some contain information relating to the internal debates of the governments allied to the United States.

For example, one document highlighted government discussions in South Korea about the possibility of supplying US artillery shells to Ukraine, according to The New York Times.