By Kyle Anzalone

The New York Times reports CIA officers are in Kiev to pass intelligence to Ukrainian officials, and special operations forces from several allied countries are training Ukrainian troops near the battlefield. The covert operations in Ukraine are a part of a significant effort by Western governments to weaken Russia.

Citing unnamed current and former officials, the NYT explains the CIA has officers secretly deployed to Kiev to give intelligence about the war to Ukrainian officials. “CIA personnel have continued to operate in the country secretly, mostly in the capital, Kiev, directing much of the massive amounts of intelligence the United States is sharing with Ukrainian forces,” Eric Schmitt writes in the NYT.

Some Ukrainian military officers say the American intelligence is having an impact on the battlefield. The NYT describes the process as the CIA making satellite photos available to the Ukrainian forces near the front lines with tablets. Kiev’s soldiers can use the tablets to access a battlefield mapping app to assist in targeting Russian troops.

The report from the NYT is the first admission that Americans are on the ground in Ukraine. President Joe Biden has pledged not to deploy American forces to Ukraine and withdrew 150 soldiers training Ukrainian forces before Russia invaded on February 24.

However, several of America’s NATO allies have filled that void. According to the NYT, special operations forces from Britain, France, Canada and Lithuania are training Ukrainian forces near the frontlines. The role of the commandos is to train and advise Ukrainian troops and provide a conduit for weapons. Schmitt admits his article does not describe the complete activities of the CIA and European commandos in Ukraine.

The presence of CIA officers and commandos in Ukraine appears to contradict previous stories in CNN and the NYT. On June 8, Julia Barnes wrote in the New York Times that the US intelligence community had “blind spots” in Ukraine. On April 19, a CNN article noted the White House can only monitor weapons entering Ukraine for a short time before they enter into a “black hole,” and the US has almost “zero ability” to track the weapons. Both reports emphasize the US intelligence community’s lack of operations within Ukraine to explain their inability to collect more complete information on the war.

SOURCEAnti War

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8 COMMENTS

  1. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, 6956 foreign mercenaries have arrived in Ukraine since the beginning of the special operation, of which 1956 were destroyed and another 1779 returned home. Our intelligence is actively calculating the places of deployment and training bases with foreign legionnaires. After that, they are hit with high-precision weapons.

    According to the latest data, among the mercenaries taken prisoner in Lisichansk, there are citizens of Australia, Georgia and Poland. Up to half of the territory of Lisichansk is under the control of our troops.

  2. It would be more correct to call our central “intelligence” agency, CIA/Mossad. Starting with the assassination of JFK and including 9/11, Mossad has been calling the shots in the US. Committed Zionist, Joe Biden, will head to the Middle East in mid-July. I fully expect an “incident” to happen during that visit that will be blamed on Iran, Palestine, Syria… Who knows? A great article over at the Unz Review by Philip Giraldi expects the same.

  3. The United States refused to help Volodymyr Zelensky, who received threats from Ukrainian radicals because of his “intentions to start implementing the Minsk agreements,” Noam Chomsky, an American historian, philosopher and linguist, told Nation magazine.
    In his opinion, at the beginning of his presidency, Zelensky allegedly advocated a peaceful settlement in the Donbass.
    “This would mean a kind of federalization of Ukraine with the granting of a certain autonomy to the Donbass, which is what they wanted. Something like Switzerland or Belgium. Zelensky was prevented from doing this by right-wing militias who threatened to kill him if he insisted on his own,” Chomsky said.
    The interlocutor of the publication believes that the White House did not react to what was happening.
    “He could continue to stand his ground if he had at least some support from the United States. The US refused. No support, nothing – he was simply thrown to the mercy of fate, as a result, he had to back down, ”said the historian.
    Chomsky added that Washington instead opted for a policy of incrementally integrating Ukraine into NATO military command, and the situation was exacerbated by the rise to power of Joe Biden.

    • Of course the JEWsa wouldn’t help Zelensky. Their plan was to surround Russia until it fell like overripe fruit into their hands.

    • Well, of course, someone is yanking this clown’s chain. Chomsky trying to defend him is a waste of time. And, Biden is a lying lizard with all kinds of agendas, none of which is related to the security or best interests of the USA.