Friday, May 06, 2022 by Ramon Tomey
Senior officials claimed that the United States has provided intelligence that helped Ukrainians target and kill Russian generals.
The officials confirmed this on the condition of anonymity. However, they refused to specify how many Russian generals were killed as a result of this intelligence. Data exchanged between Washington and Kyiv include information about Russian units on the field, predicted troop movements based on American assessments of the Kremlin’s strategy and the real-time location of the Russian military’s mobile headquarters.
Ukrainian officials, meanwhile, have combined the U.S.-provided intelligence with their own to conduct artillery strikes and other attacks. These include intercepted communications that alert the Ukrainian military to the presence of senior Russian officers. Kyiv claims it has killed approximately 12 generals.
Aside from playing a role in the death of Russian generals, intelligence support provided by Washington has confirmed the location of targets identified by Ukrainian military force and has pointed to new targets. Other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have also provided real-time intelligence to Kyiv.
While the Biden administration has sought to keep much of the battlefield intelligence secret, top White House officials confirmed that Kyiv is being fed U.S. intelligence.
Department of Defense spokesman John Kirby said the U.S. is indeed providing the Ukrainians with “information and intelligence that they can use to defend themselves.” But he quickly added that the Pentagon “will not speak to the details of that information.”
Adrienne Watson, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said in a statement that the battlefield intelligence provided to Kyiv was not given “with the intent to kill Russian generals.”
Not all military strikes against Moscow were aided by U.S. intelligence, the anonymous American officials said, citing one attack in eastern Ukraine that killed Russian General Valery Gerasimov. The U.S prohibits itself from providing intelligence about the most senior Russian leaders, they added.
Washington’s involvement in Ukraine is not only limited to sharing battlefield intelligence. A report revealed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has trained Ukrainian forces since 2015.
According to InfoWars, the CIA had been training the Ukrainian military since 2015 in preparation for a potential conflict with Russia. An unnamed former senior official at the agency confirmed this, adding that the training program commenced after former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted.
Under the program, a “select group” of CIA paramilitary personnel were deployed to the Donbas region to instill key skills for irregular warfare to their Ukrainian counterparts. (Related: Report: CIA has been training the Ukrainian military since 2015.)
These skills included sniper techniques, operating U.S.-supplied equipment such as Javelin anti-tank missiles, evading digital tracking used by the Russians, using covert communications tools and remaining undetected in the battlefield. The Ukrainians were also taught how to draw out Russian forces and their separatist allies from their positions.
“We tried to really focus on operational planning, then really hard military skills like long-range marksmanship. Not just the capacity to do it, but to know how to do it on a battlefield – [so] to really deplete the leadership on the other side,” said the former official.
He added that the CIA training had a two-fold purpose. First, it sought to determine how the intelligence agency could best help train Ukrainian soldiers to fight against the Russians and their allies in the separatist region. Second, it sought to “test the Ukrainians’ backbone” if they were indeed ready for battle.
According to the official, the CIA believes its presence in Ukraine could trigger a major conflict with Russia. “Everything we did in Ukraine had a chance to be misinterpreted, and escalate the tensions. One miscalculation, one overzealous paramilitary guy, and we’ve got ourselves a problem,” he said.
The paramilitary training program operated for years. But it immediately came to a halt, with the Biden administration pulling all CIA personnel out of the country as the Russia-Ukraine war loomed.
WWIII.news has more stories about the role of U.S. intelligence in the Russia-Ukraine war.
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