President Zelensky: It’s ‘Just About Fairness…Not About Quid Pro Quo’

Yolanda Curtis
December 3, 2019

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.

Further casting doubt on the GOP theory of Ukraine engaging in a coordinated attack on the US election, Politico reported this week that the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee already investigated the possibility and didn't find the evidence it was looking for.

Mr. Trump later tweeted, "The President of Ukraine has just again announced that President Trump has done nothing wrong with respect to Ukraine and our interactions or calls".

White House efforts to restrict access to the summary of the July 25 call between Trump and Zelenskiy was about preventing leaks, not covering up wrongdoing, the GOP argued. However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky doesn't expect any groundbreaking agreements ahead of the December 9 meeting, he told Time Magazine. But you have to understand.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said claims by some in the USA that his country is corrupt harm its ability to get investments from the rest of the world. "When America says, for instance, that Ukraine is a corrupt country, that is the hardest of signals". We're at war. If you're our strategic partner, then you can't go blocking anything for us. "It's not about a quid pro quo, It just goes without saying".

"I think both Russian Federation and Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election", Kennedy said. They point out Ukraine received the security assistance and Trump met with Zelenskiy without the country launching an investigation into the Bidens.

"The Ukrainian president came out and said very strongly that President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong, that should be case over", he said.

"I saw no evidence from our intelligence community nor from our representatives today from the Department of State that there is any evidence of any kind that suggests Ukraine interfered in our elections", Romney said Tuesday.

According to U.S. Intelligence agencies and witnesses like Dr. Fiona Hill, the "fictional narrative" was part of Russian President Vladimir Putin's plan to sow chaos among the U.S. and its allies.

In the same interview, the Ukrainian president also took aim at Trump's rhetoric about Ukrainian "corruption" - Zelensky believes Trump's claims undermined Ukraine in the eyes of global observers and investors - before concluding, "I don't trust anyone at all".

"I think that Mr. Trump can speak directly", he said.

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