New Delhi: Ahead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, 2022, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Bill Burns made a “secret trip” to Kyiv and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to share that “Russians were plotting to assassinate” him.
In his ebook titled – The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House – famous spy novelist Chris Whipple stated when Zelenskyy was knowledgeable in January 2022, he had dismissed the concept Russians would perform an unproved invasion of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian president as an alternative was suggesting America’s public warnings had been making a “panic”.
Notably, mere weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine, Zelenskyy expressed issues that such warnings would lead to a detrimental impression on the economic system of his nation.
In his ebook which is scheduled to launch on 17 January, Whipple stated that Burns made a go to to Kyiv to give Zelenskyy a “reality check” and shared that Russian Special Forces had been coming for Zelenskyy.
He additionally stated that Joe Biden informed Burns “to share precise details of the Russian plots.”
“This immediately got Zelenskyy’s attention; he was taken aback, sobered by this news,” the creator wrote.
A month after Burns go to, Russia started ‘special military operation’. Since then, officers in Ukraine have spoken about Zelenskyy surviving greater than a dozen Russian assassination makes an attempt.
In his ebook, Whipple provides readers a glimpse of how stakes had been laid out to Zelenskyy as he tried to push again on US warnings in regards to the invasion.
“The intelligence was so detailed that it would help Zelenskyy’s security forces thwart two separate Russian attempts on his life,” he wrote.
Burns had additionally shared a “blueprint of Vladimir Putin’s invasion plan” throughout his go to to Zelenskyy’s workplace to gear up for a “possible invasion”