President of Ukraine in an interview &# 171; Voice of America&# 187; told what he expects from meeting with Trump.
The Ukrainian authorities respect President Trump and count on support from the United States. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said this on Tuesday in an interview with the head of the Ukrainian service “Voice of America” Miroslava Gongadze.
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President Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy found himself at the center of a major political scandal last week that directly concerns the United States, one of Ukraine’s main partners and allies. US intelligence sources say US President Donald Trump tried to put pressure on Zelenskiy in July during a phone call, demanding that he open an investigation into Joe Biden’s son, one of Trump’s main rivals in the upcoming 2020 elections. At the same time, Trump demanded a freeze on military aid to Ukraine in the amount of almost $ 400 million..
Last weekend, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry in an interview with the Hromadske TV channel denied reports that Trump allegedly put pressure on Zelensky in connection with the investigation into Biden Jr. However, the Office of the President of Ukraine refused to answer journalists’ questions..
“We respect the President of the United States,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an interview with Miroslava Gongadze on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York. Zelensky added that before meeting with Trump, he has 10 more talks planned with leaders of other foreign powers
Answering a question about the scandal that erupted in the United States in connection with his conversation with Donald Trump, Zelensky said: “It’s okay … We are an independent country, we are ready for anything.”.
“What do we expect [from the US]? We are awaiting support. We need more than just help. We are already a strong state …, the largest country in Europe, and we have very smart people. I just want the United States to always support Ukraine and Ukraine’s course in its fight against aggression and war. It seems to me that everything is so. And everything goes to this. I think our meeting [with Trump] will be very warm, ”Zelensky added..