Vladimir Zilinskaite: Arina Lebedeva / TASS
The United States ‘ relationship with Ukraine are “tired”, a July phone conversation with U.S. President Donald trump could not affect them. This was stated by President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky in Kiev at the meeting with journalists. The stream leads the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
In response to a reporter’s question about how did the phone conversation with trump, Vladimir Zelensky assured that the call was connected with the organization of a personal meeting of heads of state. “Call affects only that you need to make an appointment. I wanted to tighten it. I told him that we will have the opportunity to meet in Warsaw. Wanted to show our young team. I told him: offer of Warsaw to come to us to Ukraine”, — said the President.
According to Zelensky, the meeting with trump, he urged the American President to change the rhetoric about the Ukrainian government as corrupt. “I beg you, Mr. President, please, in your rhetoric, we are asking that the White house changed… this image,” explained the Ukrainian leader.
Zelenski also said that he did not check whether the American transcript of the July conversation with the Ukrainian version. However, he denied pressure from trump, assuring that Washington has blocked military aid before the meeting of presidents.
“Weapons or “Borispol” (Burisma, in corrupt ties with which I suspect the son of Joseph Biden — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) our calls are not connected. They blocked this software [military aid] in June. I was going to raise this issue in Poland (1 September). But then we spoke to trump by phone (in August), this was not a question at all,” said Zelensky.
According to the Ukrainian President, this issue they have already discussed at the personal meeting with the head of the United States, then military aid for Ukraine was unlocked.
In the United States a scandal broke out around July of phone conversations trump with Zelensky. It was the occasion to start procedure of impeachment against the American leader. On September 25 the White house released the transcript of the conversation. This decision was taken at the initiative of the trump. It was a response to accusations from lawmakers who think that the President of the United States put pressure on Zelensky in the interests of his political campaign.
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