Ukraine President Denies Quid Pro Quo With Donald Trump

Ukraine President Denies Quid Pro Quo With Donald Trump

Ukraine President Denies Quid Pro Quo With Donald Trump

Nothing wrong? How about "If you're our strategic partner, you can't go blocking anything for us"? I think that's just about fairness.

Trump is now the subject of an impeachment inquiry by House Democrats over allegations the president withheld military aid to Ukraine to pressure the country to launch a pair of politically advantageous investigations.

Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky told Time that there was no "quid pro quo" demand from President Donald Trump involving military aid, but he was still not pleased that the aid was temporarily held up.

The conflict in Ukraine, which broke out in 2014 after pro-Western politicians took power in Kiev and Russian Federation annexed Crimea, has killed more than 13,000 people.

Ukraine's president on Monday renewed his denial of a quid pro quo with Donald Trump over military aid, despite a growing case against the United States president in impeachment proceedings in Washington. "That's not my thing". But you have to understand. "If you're our strategic partner, then you can't go blocking anything for us". So he said he wasn't aware of or concerned with any alleged quid pro quo - he was concerned about his nation's ability to defend itself. It just goes without saying.

But that's how Trump operates, counting on people not to take the extra step and read the Zelensky interview for themselves.

Many pointed out the discrepancies between Trump's statements and the Ukrainian president's interview.

The allegation from team Trump is that during the administration of President Barack Obama, then-Vice President Biden got Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin pushed out for investigating Ukrainian gas company Burisma. At the time of Shokin's 2016 resignation, however, he faced pressure over global concerns that he wasn't investigating corruption.

President Donald Trump doubled down on his false claim that Volodymyr Zelensky cleared him of the quid pro quo at the root of the Ukraine scandal as he left the White House to travel to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in London.

"Although the hold on the security assistance may have been lifted, there were still things they wanted that they weren't getting, including a meeting with the president in the Oval Office", Holmes said, according to The Washington Post. "But that signal from them is very important".

"I think that Mr. Trump can speak directly", he said. I think they're being very careful.

"Of course they help us, and I'm not just talking about technical help, military aid, financial aid".

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