NI: American intelligence was wrong about Russia’s plans in Ukraine

The headquarters of the CIA in Langley, Virginia. Archive photo

US intelligence agencies got it wrong about the plans of Russia in Ukraine, writes columnist for The National Interest Ramsay Mardini.

As noted in the article, American experts have expressed different assumptions and gave a lot of predictions in the course of a special operation, but their conclusions were based on unverified information and probability theory. This led to the fact that Washington interpreted the data as it is convenient to him, the author noted.

According to the columnist, advanced system of espionage in Russia is a persistent problem for Western intelligence agencies. He said that almost all the assumptions and prevention of American experts was false and not true.”Later, U.S. officials acknowledged that their groundless threats were part of the information war against Russia,” writes Mardini.

He is convinced that such methods of the American public were misled, to be forced to support a costly and risky confrontation with Moscow.

Russia from 24 February holds a special military operation in Ukraine. Vladimir Putin called it the task of “protecting people, who for eight years harassed, genocide by the Kiev regime”. He stressed that the ultimate aim is the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions that guarantee the security of Russia.

The Russian army in conjunction with the DNR and LNR forces completely liberated the territory of the Luhansk people’s Republic and a significant part of Donetsk, including Volnovakha, Mariupol and Kiev, as well as all the Kherson region, Priazovskiy district of Zaporozhye and part of Kharkiv.

The full text of the article is available on the website of the new York times >>