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the director of the CIA traveled to kyiv to meet Volodymyr Zelensky

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The head of the American intelligence agency William Burns notably presented to the Ukrainian president his observations on the possible future military strategies of Russia.

CIA Director William Burns, in office since the spring of 2021, recently traveled secretly to the Ukrainian capital to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky, the media told Thursday. Reuters an American official.

Director William Burns traveled to Kyiv, where he met with Ukrainian intelligence officials as well as President Zelensky and reaffirmed our continued support for Ukraine in its defense against Russian aggressionsaid the US official on condition of anonymity.

The source in question did not specify, however, when the meeting took place exactly. the washington post, who also echoed this meeting, said that the visit of the director of the American intelligence agency had taken place at the end of last week. William Burns notably informed the Ukrainian president of his analyzes of Russia’s possible future military strategies. He would have admitted to Volodymyr Zelensky, again according to the American daily, that American aid could be less obvious to obtain depending on the American political context. The victory of the Republicans in the House of Representatives in the midterm elections would have evoked.

In kyiv before the war

CIA director had visited kyiv before the war, according to the newspaper The Independent citing the forthcoming book by White House writer Chris Whipple. William Burns had moved at the time to warn the Ukrainian president of Russian assassination plans against his person.

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24, the director of the CIA has sometimes intervened in the public sphere to deliver certain observations of the American intelligence agency. You don’t have to “to take lightly” Putin’s nuclear threat, he declared in particular in April, affirming however not to have noticed “concrete signs such as deployments or military measures that could aggravate our concerns“.

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