In January 2022, the head of the CIA, William Burns, at a meeting with Vladimir Zelensky in Kyiv, presented to the President of Ukraine detailed plans of Moscow received by American intelligence to assassinate him. This was written by journalist Chris Whipple in a book about the presidency of Joe Biden, based on interviews with senior White House officials, the Agency reports. News.
In January last year, despite US intelligence reports about the impending start of the Russian invasion, Zelensky publicly denied the possibility of a full-fledged war.
According to Whipple, US President Joe Biden asked the head of the CIA at a meeting with the Ukrainian president, convey information about the real state of affairs, including providing detailed plans for the Russian special services to assassinate Zelensky.
According to Whipple, Zelensky was “stunned” and “sobered” by Burns' words.
“The intelligence was so detailed that it helped Zelensky’s security forces foil two Russian attempts on his life,” the journalist writes.
- In March 2022 Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov reported that an attempt on the life of President Volodymyr Zelensky, which was being prepared by an “elite group of Kadyrovites”, was prevented in the Kyiv region.