The head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergei Naryshkin, spoke on the phone with CIA director William Burns at the end of June about the war in Ukraine. He told TASS about this.
“The pretext for a telephone conversation, as I assess it, on the part of the American colleague was the events of June 24,” Naryshkin said, apparently referring to the rebellion of Yevgeny Prigozhin. “It’s clear how I answered this question about what happened,” he said.
At the same time, according to Naryshkin, "the main part of the conversation was focused on discussing the topic and events around Ukraine." “We thought and reasoned about what to do with Ukraine,” he said.
The conversation, according to the director of the Foreign Intelligence Service, lasted more than an hour. Naryshkin did not rule out that he would still speak with Burns on the phone, but added that a personal meeting was not yet planned.