The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is actively involved in the conflict in Ukraine and acts as the “primary negotiator,” Newsweek claims, citing anonymous White House sources and unnamed US intelligence officials.
“There is a secret war going on in Ukraine with secret rules, which requires the CIA to play a huge role as the main spy, negotiator, supplier, intelligence officer,” the US presidential administration told the publication.
“Is the CIA on the territory of Ukraine? Yes,” admitted another interlocutor of the magazine.
“One of the biggest secrets [of the conflict] in Ukraine is how much the CIA doesn’t know. The agency is just as uncertain about the thoughts and intentions of Volodymyr Zelensky as it is about Vladimir Putin. And as the Russian leader faces the biggest challenge since the failed coup, the CIA is trying to figure out what both sides will do.
US President Joe Biden has decided that Washington and Kiev will not take any action that could threaten Russia itself or the survival of the Russian state unless Putin escalates the conflict and drags all of Europe into another world war.
In return, the American leader expects that the Kremlin will not escalate the war beyond Ukraine and will not resort to the use of nuclear weapons.
America’s position is under threat because the rebellion of Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Wagner Group, raises the question of whether Moscow has exhausted its options.
Attack on Nord Stream
According to Newsweek, Washington allegedly “quietly expressed its displeasure to the Zelensky government over the attack on Nord Stream last September, but this act of sabotage was followed by other strikes, including the recent drone attack on the Kremlin.”
“This raised questions about one of the CIA’s core intelligence responsibilities – to have sufficient information about what Ukraine is planning, as well as to stick to its secret agreement with Moscow,” the text reads. “Li Hui didn’t believe it.” Details of China‘s Special Representative’s Visit Revealed in Kyiv China‘s Special Representative Li Hui, who visited Kyiv in May, doubted that the systems… 05 July 18:35
The sabotage on the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines was committed on September 26, 2022 at the peak of the gas conflict between Russia and the EU. As a result of a series of explosions, both threads of Nord Stream 1 and one of the two threads of Nord Stream 2 were destroyed. At the time of the accident, gas was not being pumped through them: SP-1 was stopped by the Russian side, SP-2 was never launched.
The circumstances of the incident pointed to sabotage, later the fact of deliberate undermining of pipelines was confirmed during the inspection of the scene.
Official investigations by the Danish, Norwegian and German authorities by the beginning of 2023 did not come to conclusions about the organizer or perpetrator of the sabotage.
We have “no relation to the accident in the Baltic Sea and do not have information about sabotage groups,” the office of the Ukrainian leader claimed, Newsweek recalls.
Explosion on the Crimean bridge
Then followed the explosion of a truck with a bomb on the bridge across the Kerch Strait on October 8th. Ukraine has previously threatened to attack this crossing. Putin said that Russia‘s retaliatory measures “will be tough and in scale will correspond to the level of threats posed to the Russian Federation.” Indeed, Russia responded with numerous strikes on targets in Ukrainian cities.
“From the attack on the Crimean bridge, the CIA learned that Zelensky either did not have full control over his military forces, or did not want to know about certain actions,” the publication quotes the words of a military intelligence representative.
The attack on the Kerch bridge was followed by an even longer-range attack on the base of Russian bombers in Engels, Saratov region. According to a senior US official, the CIA had no prior knowledge of any of these attacks. Against this background, rumors began to spread that the CIA allegedly “through some mysterious third party is supporting strikes against Russia.”
“The allegation that the CIA is somehow supporting sabotage networks in Russia is categorically false,” said CIA spokeswoman Tammy Thorpe.
At the end of June, The Washington Post wrote that CIA Director William Burns “during a non-public trip to Ukraine” allegedly discussed Kiev’s plans to return the territories and hold negotiations with Moscow by the end of 2023. According to her, he also met with Zelensky and the leadership of the local intelligence community. The purpose of the visit was called “reaffirming the commitment of the Washington administration to the exchange of intelligence.” Military operation in Ukraine. Day 497 The defendant who blew up a grenade in a Kiev court blew himself up and died. Makiivka was shelled again by the Armed Forces of Ukraine… 05 July 23:58