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Approved For Release 2002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000200590007-8 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT CONFIDENTIAL SECURITY INFORMATION COUNTRY USSR (Ukranian SSR) this Document contains Information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States, within the mean- ing of Title 18, Sections 793 and 794, of the U.B. Code, as amended. Its transmission or revelation of its contents to or receipt by an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. The reproduction of this form is prohibited. 25X1A SUBJECT Soviet Troop and Supply Installations DATE DISTR. in the Kiev Military District 25X1 C PLACE ACQUIRED 25X1X 9 March 1953 NO. OF PAGES 30 REQUIREMENT NO. RD REFERENCES THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) This report contains information on Soviet troops and supply installations in the Kiev Military District. Attachments. 1. Sketch and legend of ins;t~allatis in Zap rozhe. (Sta,te 2, Army 10, Navy. ~, Air onj OCD 1 2. Sketches of materiel seen with motorized artillery units in Kiev. 3. Sketch with legend of command post of the supreme AA commander for Kiev. 25X1 25X1A AEC NAVY x AIR x FBI STATE X ARMY x (Noe: W nah it jton Distribastlon h Hcetsrl Sy "Y". 11 11i+tr1ba tlon Ry Approved For Release 2002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-00810A000200590007- Town Date Kiev 1949 to (50-27N, 22 April 30-32E) 1950. 1949 to April 1950. 25X1A Approved For Release 2002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000200590007-8 CONFIDENTIAL -2- Soviet Troops in the Kiev D Installation Location Barracks installa- tion of four five- -story buildings, including one new building, each 50 meters long, and several other build- ings. About two km southwest of the southern railroad brid- ge over the Dnepr River. Referred to as installa- tion No. 160 in the mili- tary geogra- phic plan. 1. Military in- stallation, about 150 by 100 meters, of three E-shaped buildings under construction. Occupation MPD school with two officer courses and one EM course, each course including about 500 trainees. According to Soviet troops, ? tlD judicial officers and political officers for Soviet convict camps were also trained there. Southwest of The building construction the railroad were started in early station on 1949. By April 1950, the Oeroyev Stratos- brick walls of the three Teri Highway. buildings were three Approximately stories high. The build- opposite instal- ing site was frequently lation No. 3 inspected by high-rank- on attachment ing officers. three of pre- vious report. (1) 2. Barracks instal- Approximately Occupied by a police lation of one heavi- opposite the unit of about 500 troops ly damaged large aforementioned wearing blue service building. building site, caps with red ribbons on the west side and black overcoats. The of the street, police apparently were on ttvv in the city area. Approved F~r0 2107112: CIA-RDP80-00810A00%6t 0590007-8 Remarks About 15 tanks, ridden by civilians, were frequently observed near PV Camp No. 7062/4, located on the northwestern perimeter-of the city. According to workers employed in the building site, the civilians were regularly trained with various weapons. 25X1A 1948 to September 1949 Approved For Release 2002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA000200590007-8 CONFIDENTIAL 3. Drill ground. Military billets of several barracks. Old barracks in- stallation, about 500 meters square, of three three- -story brick build- ings, several garages, stables, and store- houses; surrounded by a board fence, and enclosing a large barracks yard in the center. North and north- A division headquarters east of the ni- was accomodated in one litary hospital of the barracks located referred to as nearby the so-called former cloister, cloister. One General about. one and Donets (fnn) was divi- one-half km sion commander. More west-southwest units of the division of the citadel. were accommodated in the See Object No. rest of the barracks 51 on the mili- buildings. The only in- tary,geogra- formation available an phic plan. the division was that the guard unit of the PW camp belonged to it. Fall of 1948 Near the opera- Units of approximately tional building company strength were site. trained there daily. The troops were armed with rifles. They approached on the road leading to the city from a southwestern direction. Several hundred In the fall of 1948, meters east of occupied by about 500 Stalin Bridge, young troops wearing on the new _ _Lblack-bordered red street leading epaulets and black trou- to the Dnestr sers with narrow red River. Possibly pipings. In summer, the Object No. 139 troops wore white uni- on the military forms and white caps. A geographic plan. captain was observed to be the ranking officer. Several trucks were seen Approved For Release 2002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA000200590007-8 COhTIAL 25X1A Approved For Release 2002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-00810A000200590007-8 CONFIDENTIAL in the barracks instal- lation. Drill practice was held in the barracks yard, 1945 to November 1949 1. Barracks instal- lation, blocked to observation by woods, edged with a fence of iron rods and concrete posts, 100 meters long; one gun of medium caliber on either: side of the entrance. On the western Occupied by an artillery perimeter of the unit. Numerous guns of city an the nor- various calibers were thern side of observed through the fence. the Brest Lit- ovsk Highway. See Reference No 10 on Attach- ment three of a previous report. 2. Barracks instal- lation of two red six-story brick build- ings. The western building was U-shaped. One T34 tank was set up at the entrance. 3. Barracks in- stallation of one five-story U-shaped building with one gun set up in front of the entrance. Several hundred Occupation not identified. meters east of the. military marshaling yard. Installations No 19 and 20 on the military geogra- phic plan. In the center of The troops observed were the city, on referred to as officer Karl Liebknecht candidates and wore red Street. epaulets and wide yellow- -bordered red stripes on the sleeves of their uniforms. Approved For Release 2002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-00810A000200590007-8 CONFIDENTIAL 25X1A Approved For Release 2002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-00810A000200590007-8 CONFIDENTIAL -5- 4. Military billets On the hills Occupied by a naval unit. of one gray five- south of the From 200 to 300 naval -story br:kck northern sector personnel were observed to building. of the city, be trained in the square called Podol. In front of the militia building. They came from the abovementioned military billets. October to November 1949 1. Troop reviews Center of the The first review lasted observed on West city, on about two hours, the Ukrainian Libera- Kreshatek Street, second more than three tion Day and Octo- referred to as hours. The following units ber Revolution Day. Vorovskogo in were observed: the military a. Truck-borne infantry, geographic plan. armed with submachine guns and light machine guns, each truck carrying 20 troops. b. One motorcycle regiment of three battalions, each battalion consisting of not less than 30 files of side-car motorcycles, three abreast, each ridden by three soldiers. Numerous light machine guns were observed. c. About three motorized See sketch 1 on artillery units of nine Attachment 2. guns each. Each gun was broken down into the carriage and the barrel, and was moved in two loads. Each component was attached to one tractor manned with two soldiers. Approved For Release 2002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-00810A000200590007-8 CONFIDENTIAL 25X1A Approved For Release 2002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000200590007-8 CONFIDENTIAL -6- Bach tractor was about 170 ccm high. Deserip- See sketch 2, on tion of gun carriage; Attachment 2. Track-laying chassis with bogie wheels and track-supporting ra]:lers. Box-shaped superstructure with slanting sides, open rear and a semi-circular opening in the front. Inside the superstructure were the cradle with the recoil mechanism and, on either side, the seats for three gunners,whose heads projected over the top of the superstructure. The overall height of the gun carriage was about 180 cm. Description of the gun- See sketch 3 on -barrel: Two-axle carriage Attachment 2 with four twin wheels. One front and one rear seat ware on either side of the -barrel brackets. Length of barrel was about seven meters. Caliber was estimated at 300 mm. Overall height of the carriage mating the barrel was amt l4O cm. d. Tank units of 27 tanks each, either of T34 or of is models. One unit of 27 tanks of a heavy, hitherto unknown type were also seen at both reviews. Approved For %lgse 22002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000200590007-8 25X1A Approved For Release 2002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA000200590007-8 CcFIDEN'fIAL Description: Chassis with bogie wheels and and track-supporting rollers. Wedged nose. Turtle-shaped turret with center of gravity ahead of tank center. Three round openings, about 50 mm in diameter, were in a line on either turret side. Gun of not less than 150 mm caliber, projected beyond the nose by about two meters, with noticeable recess between the rear third and the conic front two-thirds of the barrel protuberance. Roll-shaped muzzle brake. Nose mounting two front machine guns. Front rod antenna right of gum- barrel. Rear mounting two exhaust supports. Judging by the very loud noise, the tank was equipped with a diesel engine. e. AA unit equipped with 88--nwn guns, moved by trac- tors, and self-propelled four-barreled AA guns with eight -man crews. The caliber of the latter guns was estimated at 37 mm. Source CoMMent: The PEs were deeply impressed by the size of this mammoth tank. Approved For Relea A l : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA000200590007-8 25X1A Approved For Release 2002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000200590007-8 CONFIDENTIAL -8- Summer of 1949 March 1949 Spring of 1947 2. Barracks instal- htion of one ]arge multi-story, semi- circular building. Military billets. Underground command post. For details, see Attachment 3. Approved For Release Southeastern sector of the city, about one km northeast of the citadel. Installation No 160 on the mili- tary geographic plan. Engineer unit of troops wearing blackFbordered black epaulets. Pon- toons, pontoon carriers, and trucks were observed stored at the rear of the building. Southwest of The construction of the the main rail- first floor of the main road station on building, about 120 the eastern side meters long, was started of the Geroyev in March 1949. An e xcavr Stratosteri - ation was made for one Highway. Approve more building, 80 meters :imately oppositelong. According to Soviet Installation workers, a technical No. 6.. on college of the Soviet Attachment 3 Navy was to be established of a previous there. report. (l) Western peri- meter of the city on Zhito- mirskaya Street, south of the railroad branch to the military marshaling yard, about 500. meters southeast of Installation No 18 on Attach- ment.3 of a reevious report. pp ll 2002107112: CTA-RDP80-00810A000200590007-8 CONFIDENTIAL According to Soviet officers, the installation was the command post of the supreme commander of the Kiev AA units and was constructed in 1946. In the spring of 1947, the installation was not occupied by any troops. It was about ten meters under- ground and was so excellently camouflaged that it could not be identified from above. Site layout: Command post room furnished with two map 25X1A Approved For Release 2002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-00810A000200590007-8 CONFIDENTIAL tables, the commander's table, numerous telephones supported by semi-circularly arranged small inclined tables; two shelter rooms, each about 25 meters long, one for officers and one for enlisted personnel; one radio station, located at a somewhat deeper level than the rest of the rooms; and a retractable tower with camou - flage painting. Several temporary barracks, in which an AA unit was acmmodated, were located above the installation. Darnitsa, April eastern 1950 sector of the city of Kiev, on the eastern bank of the Dnepr River 1. Barracks instal- lation of one three- story building, 50 meters long. Northern occupied by an MV]) unit of sector of the about 300-troops. Numerous town, south of officers, including one the Kiev-Brovary colonel, were observed. (N50-29,E3o-1t8) The guard details assigned road. to the PW camp and to the PW labor crews belonged to this unit. 2. Barracks instal- Eastern sector occupied by an MVD unit of lation of one three- of the town, about 120 troops, including story building, 140 near the rail- about 20 officers. meters longo road car fac - tory located about one and one-half km. northeast of the railroad station. Approved For RelefigU U2J?7A[2 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000200590007-8 25X1A Approved For Release 2002/07/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000200590007-8 CONFIIETttAL 1949 to April 1950 Uman, Spring 0 about 200 1947 km south of Kiev (N48-45, E30-15) Dneprope- 1945 to trovsk April (N48-27, 1950 E34-59) Barracks installa- tion, about 800 by 300 meters, of two three-story brick buildings, about 120 meters long, of three wings, and one small guardhouse; surrounded by a lattice fence. On the edge of the woods, south of the Darnitsa railroad station. Recently constructed instal- lation. In April 1950, troops wearing red epaulets were observed in the barracks for the first time. Barracks installa- tion of three bil- lets and two stables. 1. Barracks instal- lation of one three