CIA Director Briefs Zelensky On Russia’s Next Moves In War

US President Joe Biden welcomes Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, DC on December 21, 2022. - Zelensky is in Washington to meet with US President Joe Biden and address Congress -- his first trip abroad since Russia invaded in February. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • William Burns, Director of the CIA, reportedly traveled to Kyiv late last week to brief Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Russia’s next military moves, a U.S. official confirmed Thursday.
  • “Director Burns traveled to Kyiv where he met with Ukrainian intelligence counterparts as well as President Zelensky and reinforced our continued support for Ukraine in its defense against Russian aggression,” a U.S. official said, according to the Washington Post.
  • With the war now in its 11th month, Russia is preparing to launch a major counteroffensive, according to the Washington Post.

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