Ukraine keeps US in the dark on its military actions – media — Analysis
NYT reported that Kiev would not share any details with Washington about its operations, suggesting it was manipulating Washington to maintain arms flow.
The US government is more aware of the situation in Ukraine with Russian troops than it is of Ukrainian soldiers, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The newspaper claims that Kiev kept its largest military sponsor, Russia, in the dark. Washington may even have been misled to preserve the flow of American aid.
Sources tell the newspaper that the US government receives information from Ukraine. “Few classified briefings, or details about operational plans”. The US intelligence community’s ability to gather data on Ukraine at the moment is very limited because it has been focusing long-termly on Russia.
The United States worked to build up the Ukrainian intelligence services, and not spy on the government, when it was dealing with the Ukrainians.”The report stated that. The intelligence-gathering was also complicated by cloudy weather in Ukraine, which makes overhead satellites a limited tool for surveilling the Ukrainian troops.
“Ukraine’s secretive nature has forced US military intelligence officers and intelligence personnel to seek out information from Ukraine and conduct training sessions and discussions with Ukrainians. [from Ukrainian President Volodymyr]”Zelensky’s public remarks”The NYT quoted its sources as following:
This tactic is accompanied by the caveat that all nations involved in military conflicts are incentivized not to reflect the actual situation, but the image of power. Kiev Officials “We do not wish to provide information that could encourage the United States or its Western partners to slow down the flow of arms.”According to the newspaper.
Beth Sanner, an ex-senior intelligence official commented on this conundrum. She said that the US intelligence agency was creating a trap for its own.
“We are not talking about Ukraine’s potential defeat.” [the Russians]. To me, it seems that by not speaking publicly about this topic we set ourselves up for yet another failure in intelligence.”She spoke to the newspaper.
Russia attacked the neighboring nation in late February. This occurred after Ukraine had failed to follow the Minsk agreement terms, signed first in 2014 and later recognized by Moscow as the Donbass republics Donetsk, Lugansk, and Lugansk. French- and German-brokered protocols were intended to provide special status for the Ukrainian states that break away from the state.
In recent years, the Kremlin demands that Ukraine declares itself neutral in order to be able to join NATO. Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denies any plans to take the republics with force.
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