/

CIA network of bases in Ukraine at risk if US does not pass aid

With the help of these secret CIA bases, the Ukrainian army could also access the conversations between the Russian commanders.

67 views
1 min read
CIA network of bases in Ukraine at risk if US does not pass aid

WASHINGTON, 27 Feb: The New York Times reported on 25 Feb that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has a network of a dozen bases in Ukraine, and now it is at risk if Republicans continue to block billions of aid to Kyiv.

These bases are the result of decades-long coordination and relationships between the CIA and the Ukrainian government, according to a New York Times survey in which they conducted interviews of more than 200 serving and retired officials in Ukraine, Europe and the US.

With the help of these bases, the Ukrainian army could also access the conversations between the Russian commanders.

These intelligence bases are even more critical now that Russia is ramping up its attacks and Ukraine, which relies heavily on interceptors and long-range missiles, then it is necessary to have spies present between the enemy’s lines.

The director of the CIA visited Ukraine secretly to reassure Ukraine’s leadership, and that visit was his tenth since the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, according to NYT.

Relations between the CIA and Ukraine deepened when then-President Petro Poroshenko appointed Valeriy Kondratuik as head of Ukrainian military intelligence.

Kondratuik developed ties to the CIA and, in 2016, agreed to upgrade Ukrainian intelligence in exchange for intelligence from Ukraine, but the redline was that Ukrainian intelligence would not conduct dangerous operations.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.