The director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, William Burns, secretly visited Kyiv late last week and met with President Volodymyr Zelensky. This was reported by The Washington Post, citing sources.
It is reported that Burns visited Ukraine to brief Zelensky on his expectations regarding Russia's military plans for the coming weeks and months. According to the sources, Zelenskiy and Ukrainian intelligence officials were discussing how long Ukraine could count on continued aid from the US and the West after the Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives. In turn, Burns noted that at some point this will make it more difficult to get this help.
«Zelensky and his aides left the meeting last week with the impression that support Kyiv from the Biden administration remains strong, and the $45 billion emergency funding for Ukraine, passed by Congress in December, will last until at least July or August,” the story read.
Sources also said that Kyiv is now less confident about the prospect of another multibillion-dollar additional aid package passed by Congress, as it did last spring.