CIA Director Visits Kyiv to Meet With Ukrainian President Zelensky
**CIA Director William Burns Secretly Visited Ukraine To Brief Zelensky On Russia’s Plans**
The director of the United States National Intelligence Agency (CIA), William Burns, visited Ukraine last week for a secret visit to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. According to The Washington Post, the meeting was to convey forecasts on Russia’s plans. An anonymous source told the newspaper that Burns stressed the “continued support for Ukraine” in the ongoing war.
Burns also met with Ukrainian intelligence officials and has been briefing Zelensky since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine last February. The briefing focused on how long Ukraine can expect US and Western support to continue with the Republicans in control of the House of Representatives. The newspaper noted that Burns said it was a key time on the battlefield but admitted funds could become harder to obtain.
The anonymous source also said the Ukrainian authorities felt the support of the Joe Biden Administration remained strong and the $45 million dollars in aid approved by Congress would last “at least” until July or August.
The speaker of the House of Representatives, Republican Kevin McCarthy, suggested during November’s mid-term election that the Republicans would block aid sent to Kyiv by the Democrats. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke before the US Congress at the end of December and said that money is not charity to his country “but an investment in global security and democracy.”