Kiev, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States (CIA) supervises a secret training program for the special forces of Ukraine, according to the Yahoo portal that quoted former members of that force and of National Security.
According to the information, highlighted today by the television station Russia Today, the plan began to be implemented in the south of the US territory in 2015, during the presidency of Barack Obama, and has been expanded by Donald Trump and Joe Biden administrations.
According to sources, paramilitaries working with the CIA began visiting eastern Ukraine in 2015 for consultations, and the trainings included the use of weapons, camouflage techniques, land navigation, intelligence and other areas.
On the objectives of the multi-week training, a senior U.S. intelligence official stated that it was to assist in data collection.
A former senior officer, also in intelligence who preferred anonymity, said the trainings were aimed at improving the capabilities of Ukrainian troops to resist the Russian military in the event of an eventual Moscow offensive.
Yahoo revealed that another former CIA official with knowledge of the details of the program claimed that the intention was to “train insurgency” and teach the Ukrainian military how to “kill the Russians.”
In another interview, a former senior U.S. intelligence official said that the trained servicemen were to be “insurgent leaders” in the face of an alleged Russian invasion. He assured that his country trained them for eight years and “they are very good fighters”.
The revelations were not confirmed by the CIA, while its spokeswoman, Tammy Thorp, said that the statements about insurgency training are false.