Even if much of the secret work is done outside of Ukraine, for example in Germany, France, but certainly also in Austria, CIA agents still operate directly in Ukraine.
Of course, this is explosive simply because the USA is so actively involved in the war against Russia. President Joe Biden has repeatedly emphasized that America will not station any personnel in the country under Putin’s attack. But the report by the Times reveals that this has long been the case, especially in the capital Kyiv.
Army Secretary Christine E. Wormuth provided a brief insight into the workings of the US shadow men. This is how the CIA would manage arms shipments to Ukraine. “While the Ukrainians are trying to get the delivered weapons safely to the front, we are helping them with information and coordinating the convoys,” she said at an Atlantic Council event.
Further details on how the USA is actively participating in the war: The agent cell was put together based on the experiences from Afghanistan. The European command of the Pentagon actively supports Zelenskyy’s troops. From the German air base in Ramstein, the Ukrainians are being helped with “tactics and techniques”. The US Air Force and Air National Guard team calls itself “Grey Wolf”.
A concession made by US General Mark Milley was already problematic. He openly said that the US Army has already trained 1,009 Ukrainians on multiple rocket launchers and drones. International law experts have so far been fairly unanimous: transporting arms to Ukraine would not mean war party status for the supplying nations, but the situation would be different when it comes to training Ukrainian soldiers – and it would be extremely explosive. Now that it is known that the US is even actively deploying agents in Kyiv, the situation has escalated to a new level.