There are more U.S. special forces and CIA agents in Ukraine today than there were at the beginning of the war, according to a published report.
The Intercept, citing “several current and former intelligence officials,” reported that President Joe Biden has decided to have these forces conduct clandestine operations inside the country, which is counter to what he had said at the beginning of the war that U.S. troops would not be positioned on the ground in Ukraine because their presence would mean WWIII.
The report said U.S. intelligence thought Russian forces would make quick work of the Ukrainians, and so Washington withdrew some of its forces from the country. But as Kyiv held its ground, the U.S. became more comfortable with the idea of a larger presence in Ukraine.
The report did not say how many of these CIA agents or Special Forces there are in Ukraine, but they are operating under a covert presidential finding and just a few members of Congress are aware of the program.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The State Department and Pentagon did not respond to email inquiries from The Trends Journal about the report.
News of the CIA stationed in Ukraine is not new.
The New York Times reported in June about their presence in the country. The report also noted that special operations forces from Lithuania, Canada, France, and Britain are also there.
In July, former CIA agent Philip Giraldi wrote that U.S. special ops troops continued to secretly carry out missions in Ukraine. They direct most of the intelligence flow the U.S. is sharing with Ukrainian forces and have been managing the movement of weapons and equipment into Ukraine and providing some specialized training.
Giraldi noted that there have been reports that British Special Forces are guarding Zelensky, and we have written extensively of the U.S. and NATO’s role in fighting the Ukraine War and its implication. Ukraine (See “JOE BIDEN’S SECRET WAR IN UKRAINE” 19 Jul 2022, “U.S. INTEL HELPED UKRAINE KILL RUSSIAN GENERALS, SINK FLAGSHIP” 10 May 2022 and “THE MASTERS OF WAR, AT WAR WITH RUSSIA” 3 May 2022.)
TRENDPOST: Gerald Celente has said for months that contrary to reports that the U.S. is in a “proxy” war with Russia, Washington is currently at war with the Kremlin. He said it will only become “official” after the first nuclear flash or a disastrous false flag event.
Besides U.S. President Joe Biden and Congress injecting some $70 billion into Ukraine to keep bloodying the killing fields and their plunging economy, Washington has taken a lead role in training Ukrainians and updated intelligence reports to troops during battle.
Weeks before the first Russian tank rolled into Ukraine, Biden brushed off the idea that U.S. troops would get involved in the conflict and went as far as to say they would not even assist in evacuations. He said flatly that an American presence could spark a world war.
Biden appealed to Russia to be wise and not invade while American lives were in danger. He told NBC’s Lester Holt in an interview that “when Americans and Russians start shooting at one another, we’re in a very different world than we’ve ever been in.”
Biden, who seemed more rational in early February, said in the interview that Russia is not a terrorist organization.
“We’re dealing with one of the largest armies in the world,” he said. “This is a very difficult situation, and things could go crazy quickly.”
And things did get crazy.
Now Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a resolution stating that he will never negotiate for peace with Putin and Russia must give up its newly occupied land—about 20 percent of the country—and Crimea, which will never happen.