WP: CIA director Burns met Zelensky in Kyiv on the day of Russia’s mass strikes upon Ukraine’s cities

CIA Director William J. Burns met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on 15 November, the day Russia executed mass strikes upon numerous Ukrainian cities, Washington Post cites its sources.

Russia’s Kommersant reported on 14 November that the representatives of the US and Russia were having a negotiation in Turkey on that day. The media outlet says Russia’s representative was Sergey Naryshkin, the director of the country’s Foreign Intelligence Service, and Burns was the rep for the US side.

Burns also met with his Ukrainian intelligence counterparts and discussed a US warning he had delivered on Monday to Naryshkin “not to use nuclear weapons” in the Ukraine War, The Washington Post says. As per the American media outlet, Burns was safely inside the US embassy during the missile strikes. His visit to Ukraine was not formally announced.

Russia executed mass missile strikes upon Kyiv and several regions of Ukraine yesterday, killing at least one person. Half of Kyiv’s residents had no power supply following the strikes. Air defence systems were reported working in the regions of Poltava, Khmelnytskyi, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Sumy, Odesa and Cherkasy. Locals also reported strikes in the region of Kharkiv where the metro suspended operation.

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Moldova which is neighbouring Ukraine in the southwest had power outages after the strikes as its power grid is connected to Ukraine’s one. The citizens of the country were asked to plug out their electronic devices.

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