The United States learned that the Russian general plans to go to the front, but hid this information from the Ukrainians. Washington feared that a possible attempt on his life could lead to a worsening of relations between the United States and Russia, reports RIA Novosti.
At the same time, the Ukrainian side still found out about Gerasimov’s trip. The NYT claims that US officials urged Kyiv to call off the attack.
The American newspaper does not name a specific source of this information, nor does it specify the period of time during which the events described occurred.