6 questions about Ukraine and the Trump impeachment battle, answered

6 questions about Ukraine and the Trump impeachment battle, answered

6 questions about Ukraine and the Trump impeachment battle, answered

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy insisted again in a new interview that there was no quid pro quo with the Trump administration, although he added that strategic partners such as the US and Ukraine should not hold back anything from each other.

"I do not want Ukraine to be a piece on the chessboard of the great powers", Zelenskiy said in the interview.

When asked about peace talks with Russia and whether he trusts Russian President Vladimir Putin, Zelenskiy said, "I don't trust anyone at all".

The aid is vital to Ukraine, which is in the midst of an ongoing battle to regain the Crimean peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russian Federation in 2014.

The president and his allies, including some Republican lawmakers, have floated a debunked conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine - not the Kremlin - that interfered in the election in order to hurt Trump's campaign and help his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Trump has accused Biden - who oversaw Ukraine policy during the administration of former President Barack Obama - of pressuring Kyiv to fire its prosecutor-general in order to halt an investigation into the Burisma gas company, on whose board Hunter Biden used to serve.

Over the last few weeks, current and former White House officials testified before the House Intelligence Committee and debunked the baseless conspiracy theory that the government of Ukraine, not Russian Federation, interfered in the 2016 presidential election. During my meeting with him, I said that I don't want our country to have this image. "The President can say that they meddled because they had a preference, the elected officials, that's not the current people". The complaint, based on second-hand information, claimed President Trump appeared to have signaled that he would withhold aid unless the probes were conducted - something the president and Zelensky have repeatedly denied. When asked about his statements, Zelensky said he encourages Trump to see the country for himself to understand that his government is taking a hard line on corruption.

"I do think that we have to adhere to the facts presented to us by our intelligence community", the junior Utah senator added.

Zelenskiy also said when leaders like Trump call his country corrupt, it sends a concerning message. "But that signal from them is very important", Zelensky explained. He noted he would continue efforts to get the U.S.

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