CIA provides instructions for informants on sharing intel in Russian
A report reveals that the CIA issued detailed instructions to social media outlets on how informants can ensure the security of data transfers without getting caught.
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has published instructions in Russian that make it possible for informants to secretly contact US intelligence and pass information to it, the Washington Post reported, citing officials.
The CIA has issued detailed instructions to social media outlets on how informants can ensure the security of data transfers without getting caught.
According to the report, the intelligence agency recommended using the Tor Internet browser in particular, which allows users to access the network anonymously.
Additionally, the CIA requests not to use a home or office computer for this purpose, the report says.
"Concerned Russians are trying to engage CIA, and we wanted to provide a way to safely contact us," a CIA official told the Washington Post.
The instructions require informants to state their full name, the country they are reporting from, their official position, and to specify what access they have to "secrets" for US intelligence. All this information is then thoroughly examined and verified, according to the media.
With this new approach, the CIA hopes to attract intelligence products and gain greater access to Russia's official classified information, the report mentioned.
CIA training Ukrainian to organize guerilla movement
This is not the first time the CIA engages in the Ukraine war. In fact, the head of the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR), Leonid Pasechnik, revealed in February that since 2015, the CIA has been training Ukrainian specialists to organize a guerrilla movement in Ukraine.
He further revealed that the CIA trains these Ukrainians at military bases for organizing underground movements, maintaining conspiracies, recruitment, conducting sabotage operations, and using non-military means as weapons.
Secret CIA training program
In the same context, Yahoo News reported in March that a secret CIA-run training program in Ukraine helped Kiev instigate Russia's special military operation in the country.
The US Central Intelligence Agency's program kicked off in 2014 when the conflict in Donbass started, but the Biden administration pulled out all its CIA personnel from Ukraine before Russia started its military operation in the country, the report added, citing former officials.
Washington ran its covert CIA training program from Ukraine's eastern frontlines, and it was made possible through previously existing assets for the agency, which made them illegible to stay without new legal determination, according to Yahoo News.
The report also revealed that the CIA sent a very small number of its paramilitary officers, which did not exceed a dozen, to eastern Ukraine as part of its training program.
The CIA's personnel taught the Ukrainians certain sniper techniques, how to use Javelin anti-tank missiles, means of evading digital tracking used by Moscow to locate troops, and how to use covert communication tools, to name a few, the report revealed.