CIA Director William Burns visited Moscow to “warn” the Kremlin about the inadmissibility of actions against Ukraine, as well as to find out the intentions of Russia. This was reported by the CNN TV channel.
According to the TV channel, US President Joe Biden sent Burns to Russia to warn that the US is “closely monitoring the increase in the number of troops near the border with Ukraine.” After his visit to Russia, Bern also contacted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in order to “moderate the tension” between Moscow and Kiev.
A senior State Department official was also sent to Kiev to support the efforts of the head of the CIA. At the same time, Zelensky’s adviser noted that tensions between Moscow and Kiev have increased due to the energy crisis in Ukraine.
Earlier this week, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev met with Burns to discuss Russian-American relations.
Earlier it was reported that Zelensky introduced a new sanctions package against Russia. The restrictions included 140 individuals and 50 legal entities that were involved in organizing elections to the State Duma in Crimea.