CIA Director William Burns believes that the next six months will be critical in the war in Ukraine. Russian President bets that waning Western interest and "political fatigue" could afford his military a new chance at making battlefield gains, CBS News quotes the head of the US Central Intelligence Agency.
Burns added that intelligence indicates that Moscow is not interested in peace talks, although it periodically asserts the opposite.
"We do not assess that Putin is serious about negotiations, for all that you hear sometimes about that," the CIA director said.
Burns visited both Ukraine and Russia last year. He met with representatives of the authorities of both countries. The White House and the Central Intelligence Agency have denied that Burns allegedly offered Russian President Vladimir Putin a fifth of Ukraine's territory to end the war "as part of a peace plan on behalf of U.S. President Joe Biden."