According to sources, the Agency, the President told his aides that the American leader tries to get him launching anti-corruption investigations against gas company Burisma.
NEW YORK, October 24. /TASS/. The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky two weeks before his inauguration in may 2019 were discussed with members of your team and the pressure that allegedly provided him the American leader Donald trump and his attorney Rudolph Giuliani. This was reported on Wednesday to the Associated Press, citing three sources.According to them, Zelensky said to his assistants that trump tries to get him launching anti-corruption investigations against gas company Burisma, in the reign of which in 2014 included the son of the former Vice-President of the USA Joseph Biden hunter. Source Agency stressed that the meeting Zelensky and members of his campaign staff was initially supposed to be devoted to energy issues. However, during the conversation, the main topic of discussion was how President-elect of Ukraine should cope with pressure from the American President.
In the US earlier sparked a major scandal around the July telephone conversation with trump Zelensky, who eventually became a reason to start impeachment proceedings against the head of the Washington administration. As claimed by political opponents of the President, the trump during a call, tried to convince Zelensky to start investigating activities in Ukraine hunter Biden in exchange for the provision of financial and military assistance to Kiev.
The white house released the transcript of the July conversation between leaders of the United States and Ukraine. It turned out that trump was not made from Zelensky of the investigation against hunter Biden. The U.S. Department of justice, which simultaneously performs the functions of the attorney General, not found in the content of the phone call violations of the national legislation, as well as grounds for further investigation.Joseph Biden is now the most likely competitor to trump on the upcoming 2020 presidential election. Therefore, according to the Democrats, trump, putting pressure on Zelensky, in fact, sought to enlist the support of Kiev in an attempt to get re-elected for a second term.