CIA report titled “Resistance factors and special forces areas. Ukraine” of 1957 has recently been declassified and published. This was reported by the BBC.
This report was written by the researchers of the Georgetown University on the request of Special Forces. The document contains full analysis of the prospects of anti-Soviet resistance in USSR of American special forces units and the possibility of anti-Soviet uprising.
The analysts researched the moods of the population, linguistic features and possible preconditions of interethnic struggle in various regions of the country, as well as the details of economic development, transportation, communications, topography and climate of the regions of the USSR.
The report emphasizes that the population of Ukraine is likely to join forces with Americans in anti-Soviets resistance. The analysts predicted that based on historical and political events on the territory of Ukraine that took place within 100 years.
The document divided Ukraine into 12 parts considering the lowest and the highest level of anti-Soviet moods.
Americans believed that “Ukraine’s importance for the Soviet Union lies not only in its size, but also in the area it occupies which is one of the richest both in agricultural and industrial production and in raw materials. As a result, the possibility of national resistance in Ukraine has more serious implications for the Soviet Union than the possibility of resistance in other parts of the Soviet Union or in any of its satellites.”
Zakarpattia, Volyn, Galicia, left-banks of Poltava and Sumy regions, right-bank Kirovohrad region are the places in Ukraine where Americans could get considerable support and also southern bank of Crimea where analytics hoped to gain the support of Crimean Tatars who avoided deportation.
Earlier it was reported that Russia had been planning aggression in Ukraine since the breakup of USSR. Russian territorial claims on Ukraine have not ceased since the collapse of the Soviet Union.