by Jonathan Landay and Kanishka Singh
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. CIA Director William Burns recently traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine, to meet Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.
“Director Burns traveled to Kyiv, where he met with his Ukrainian intelligence counterparts as well as President Zelensky, to whom he reaffirmed our continued support for Ukraine and its defense against Russian aggression,” he said. said the US official.
However, he did not specify when this visit took place. The Washington Post, which first reported the news, said it happened late last week.
According to the newspaper, William Burns presented to Volodimir Zelensky the military plans that Russia could, in his opinion, develop.
The CIA director also acknowledged that it might, at some point, be more difficult for Ukraine to get help from the United States, the Washington Post wrote.
Volodimir Zelensky and his advisers, however, felt after this meeting that the support of the United States remained strong, the newspaper said.
(Report Kanishka Singh and Jonathan Landay; French version Camille Raynaud)