CIA Vet: US Aiding Ukrainian Drone Attack on Russian Nuclear Power Plants

from Sputnik News:

A Ukrainian drone attacked the town of Kurchatov, home to the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant, on September 1. Kiev is using the Pentagon’s intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems to conduct the strikes, former CIA analyst Larry Johnson told Sputnik.


Ukraine’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was confirmed to have hit a non-residential building in Kurchatov, causing minor damage to the facade. There were no casualties.

Commenting on the attacks, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova stated: “The Ukrainian forces’ drones that attacked objects on Russian territory would not have been able to fly such a distance without information from Western satellites.”

“It’s highly likely that,” Larry Johnson, a veteran of the CIA and former analyst at the State Department’s Office of Counterterrorism, told Sputnik.

“What it’s called ISR, Western intelligence surveillance reconnaissance capabilities, are supplying Ukraine with that kind of information.”

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems typically include manned and unmanned airborne, space-borne, maritime, and terrestrial systems. These Pentagon platforms play a critical role in supporting military operations.

Prior to launching a drone attack on Russia’s facilities the Ukrainian military need geo-coordinates and other extensive data of the targets. Who could provide them with such details? Most certainly their NATO backers: the US and the UK, according to Johnson.

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