The CIA conducts a secret training program for Ukrainian special forces

15 January 2022, 13:47 | Peace
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The CIA oversees a secret U.S. training program for elite Ukrainian special operations forces and other intelligence officers, Yahoo News reports..

According to the resource, citing five anonymous ex-intelligence and national security officials familiar with this initiative, the program is based on a secret facility in the south of the United States, whose name was not disclosed..

The covert program, led by paramilitaries working in the CIA's Office of Ground Operations, was created by the Obama administration following Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea in 2014..

The program was expanded under the Donald Trump administration, and the Joe Biden administration expanded it even further, according to Yahoo.! News, citing a former high-ranking intelligence official.

The CIA's multi-week program in the US includes training in firearms, camouflage techniques, ground navigation, various tactics, intelligence techniques, and other skills..

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It is noted that the forces trained by the CIA can play a decisive role in the event of an escalation on the eastern border of Ukraine.

Earlier it was reported that at the end of December, the United States non-publicly approved a $200 million military aid package for Ukraine.. According to Politico, this will include radar systems and marine equipment..

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