FILE PHOTO: The head of the Russian General Staff, Army General Valery Gerasimov © Sputnik / Russian Defense Ministry / Vadim Savitsky  

Insider: US officials tried to stop Ukraine from killing high-ranking Russian general who was on a risky visit to the front lines, report says 

* The US withheld from Ukraine the movements of Russian Gen. Valery Gerasimov, per The New York Times. 

* Senior American officials told The Times that America told Ukraine not to attack Gerasimov. 

* “We were like, ‘Hey, that’s too much,'” a senior American official told The Times. 

The US tried to prevent Ukraine from killing a high-ranking Russian military official at the onset of Russia’s war in Ukraine, according to an investigation published Saturday by The New York Times. 

In April, Russian Gen. Valery Gerasimov made plans to travel to Russia’s frontlines, according to The Times. American officials found out about Gerasimov’s plans but decided to keep the information from Ukraine. 

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in early 2022, US officials began to realize they had “vastly overestimated” the strength of the Russian military, The New York Times reported.  

Read more …. 

Update #1: US opposed Ukrainian plan to kill Russia’s top general – NYT (RT) 

Update #2: Kiev tried to kill Chief of Russia’s General Staff Gerasimov, The New York Times says (TASS) 

Update #3: Ukraine Attempted ‘Decapitation Strike’ Of Russia’s Top General, Even As US Tried To Stop It (Zero Hedge) 

WNU Editor: According to Russian media, a senior Zelensky aide has confirmed this story …. Zelensky aide confirms Ukraine tried to kill top Russian general (RT).