CIA Director Bill Burns met with Zelenskyy on a secret trip ahead of the Russian invasion last year.
Burns warned Zelenskyy about Russian assassination plots at a time when Zelenskyy cast doubt on US intel.
The details of the Kyiv meeting are laid out in Chris Whipple's forthcoming book on Joe Biden's White House.
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Since that time, Ukrainian officials have spoken about Zelenskyy surviving more than a dozen Russian assassination attempts.
"The intelligence was so detailed that it would help Zelensky's security forces thwart two separate Russian attempts on his life," he wrote.
The US has been a key partner for Ukraine throughout Russia's unprovoked invasion, which began in February 2022. »