Ukraine Will Always Be Ready 

by Olha Povaliaieva
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Ukraine Will Always Be Ready 

A representative of the CIA held a secret meeting with Volodymyr Zelenskyy 

The Washington Post reports that the president of Ukraine has received CIA director William J. Burns in Kyiv. The meeting was a secret and took place last week. The edition notes that Burns arrived in the capital of Ukraine at a "critical moment of the 11-month war". 

This visit is necessary because of Russia's massive attacks and the Kyiv government's doubts about long-term support from the US. The secret dialogue made it clear that sometimes different types of assistance would be more difficult to obtain. However, it is noted that the Ukrainian side left the meeting with confidence in support of the American government for a long time. It is stated that the already approved general aid ($45 billion) will help Ukraine to exist and defend its borders before the Russian Federation until the mid-to-late summer.

Note that it was Burns in 2022 who warned the Ukrainian authorities about the readiness of the Russian Federation to start a bloody war. The director of the CIA gave some precise instructions about the occupiers' plans and their offensive moves. Almost a year later, in January 2023, Burns and Zelenskyy discussed new possible offensive actions by Russia and Ukraine's response.

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