CIA Director Bill Burns met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a month before the Russian invasion to warn him of the Kremlin’s intentions toward Ukraine, as well as plans to assassinate Zelensky himself.
The revelation was made in the book The Battle of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White Housewhich will be published on January 17 in the United States, which will be published Business Insider had access.
to me Location, The book is based on various US intelligence sources, stating that the CIA had strong indications that the Russians were planning to kill Zelensky. Burns had to give you a reality check [a Zelensky]”, can be read in the book. This is due to the fact that the Ukrainian president insisted at that time on the devaluation of the build-up of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine and Washington’s warnings that the invasion was imminent.
By sharing “subtle details of Russian plans” around the assassination attempts, Zelensky is finally paying attention, according to the book. He was stunned, the news brought him back to reality., according to Business Insider. The information was so accurate that it helped Ukrainian security forces prevent two attacks on the president.
In addition, Burns shared with Zelensky information about the Kremlin’s plans for a large-scale invasion of Ukrainian territory—specifically, an attempt by Russian forces to seize Antonov Airport, north of Kyiv, to facilitate an invasion of the capital.
The author of the book in question is Chris Whipple, analyst and author of the books Gatekeepers (On the White House Chiefs of Staff) f Spy experts (Which is based on interviews with CIA directors).
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