CIA director secretly visited Kyiv and spoke about Russia's plans – The Washington Post
It has become known that CIA director William J. Burns arrived in Kyiv the day before. During his visit, he met not only with his Ukrainian counterpart, but also spoke about Russia's plans.
According to available information, he arrived in Ukraine at the end of last week. He did this in order to share with Vladimir Zelensky his expectations about Russia's plans.
Details are not disclosed
Director Burns visited Kyiv, where he met with Ukrainian intelligence colleagues, as well as President Zelensky, and reaffirmed our unwavering support for Ukraine in its defense against Russian aggression. – said an official from the United States.
For obvious reasons, the information that Burns voiced to Zelensky is not disclosed. So only those who met with the CIA director in Kyiv know about the Kremlin's plans. At the same time, it is known that they were highly appreciated by the Ukrainian authorities.
Let's make a reservation thatabsolutely all visits of the CIA director are secret.So, you should not look for a certain conspiracy theory in this. He is doing his job according to the protocol.
Russia may resume the offensive in the spring
At the same time, the publication reminds of the already obvious plans of the Kremlin. They assumepossible resumption of the offensive in the spring of 2023.
For this, the enemy is already trying to attract several hundred thousand more soldiers. Recall that in December 2022, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that Russia's military personnel plan to increase to 1.5 million people by 2026. Note that now we are talking about 1.1 million.
The enemy may be better prepared this time, analysts say, compared to the partial mobilization campaign in the fall of 2022. Then, literally a week or two later, the invaders were driven to the front of those who managed to be taken into the army. This time, the invadershave enough time to prepare the fighters.This is emphasized in Western intelligence.
What is the situation with mobilization
- It is known that in Russia is beginning to prepare for a new wave of mobilization. This time, even more residents of Moscow and other central regions may be thrown into battle.
- As for the possible selection of another 500,000 fighters for the army, the enemy may have problems with this. And not so much with the human resource, but with its equipment. Military expert Alexander Kovalenko is convinced of this.
- Finally, we recall that the enemy has already lost 118,530 of its military. This is evidenced by the statistics of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Please note that these figures are approximate and may be higher. This is because it is impossible to accurately count the destroyed invaders in the zones of active hostilities.