The assassination attempt on the head of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov was probably planned in July of this year, when the Ministry of Defense announced his trip to the special operation zone. This was reported by anonymous sources to The New York Times (NYT). The United States prevented this, the source writes.
It is alleged that Washington knew about this trip of Gerasimov, but they did not inform the Kyiv authorities, since if the assassination attempt takes place, this could start a war between Russia and the United States. However, Kyiv learned about the visit of the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation in the NVO zone and decided to act.
“We told them not to do it,” quotes the words of a senior US official NYTwhose name is not revealed.
The death of Gerasimov has already been announced earlier. On March 8, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported that general was liquidated. But the information turned out to be fake.