Special Forces of several NATO countries, including the so-called “commandos” from the USA, the UK, France, Canada and Lithuania, are secretly operating in Ukraine, The New York Times has quoted its sources as saying.

According to the newspaper, “despite the fact that the Biden administration announced that it would not send American troops to Ukraine, some CIA officers continued to secretly operate in the country, mainly in Kiev. The newspaper added that their task was to transmit “a huge amount of intelligence” to the Ukrainian side.

“At the same time, several dozen commandos from other NATO countries, including Britain, France, Canada and Lithuania, are also working inside Ukraine,” sources confirmed to the newspaper.

The newspaper reminds us that “the U.S. recalled 150 of its military instructors working in Ukraine before the Russian special operation began.”

“But the commandos either remained or have since left and entered the country, training and advising Ukrainian troops and providing a ground channel for weapons and other assistance, three U.S. officials said,” the paper wrote.

The article also said that the presence of the commandos “hints at the scale of covert efforts to assist Ukraine.”

U.S. and other Western representatives report on condition of anonymity that the foreign commandos “are not on the front lines with Ukrainian troops, they are advising them from their headquarters in other parts of the country or remotely via encrypted communications (…). However, there are indications that their logistics, training results and intelligence support are felt on the battlefield,” the newspaper notes.

According to the newspaper sources, in Germany “a special structure has been created for coordination of military assistance to Ukrainian commandos and other troops” which includes up to 20 countries.

U.S. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth told a national security event at the Atlantic Council that the structure “helps manage the flow of weapons and equipment to Ukraine,” according to The New York Times.

“We try to coordinate the movement of all these different cargoes,” the newspaper quotes the minister as saying.

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