Politico: trump ignored the advice to raise the issue of corruption in Ukraine in conversation with Zelensky

According to the publication, the statement from the White house after a telephone contact in most cases prepared in accordance with prepared by the assistants to the President topics for discussion.

Politico: Трамп пренебрег советами поднять тему коррупции на Украине в беседе с Зеленским

WASHINGTON, 16 Nov. /TASS/. The US President Donald trump has ignored the advice of his aides on national security to address the issue of corruption in Ukraine during a meeting in April a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky. This was reported on Friday the newspaper Politico, citing its sources in the White house.According to their information, the national security Council (NSC) of the United States prepared for the American leader a list of recommended topics that could be discussed during the meeting. “21 April 2019 President trump did not raise the issue of corruption during a conversation with President-elect Zelensky, despite the recommendation of the SNB to do this, and the presence of specific discussion points that were included in the materials [held for trump’s] briefing on this important topic,” – said the newspaper’s source.

Thus in April the White house statement on the telephone talks, it was noted that trump “expressed their commitment” to work with Zelensky on “strengthening democracy, increasing prosperity and the eradication of corruption” in Ukraine. In a statement released on Friday, the transcript of the conversation, the topic of corruption was absent. As the source explained to Politico, White house statement on the results of telephone contacts in most cases are prepared in accordance with prepared by the assistants to the President topics for discussion. Due to the fact that the conversation took place on Sunday, the responsible person was not informed that the head of the Washington administration did not address the subject of corruption.

Republicans have repeatedly stated that trump is deeply concerned about corruption in Ukraine and that is why during a July phone conversation, he spoke with Zelensky on the investigation activities in his country, son of the former Vice-President of the USA Joseph Biden.In the USA there was a scandal around this conversation between the two presidents. He became the pretext for declaring a House of representatives controlled by the Democrats about the impeachment of an American leader. According to the Democrats, trump tried to convince Zelensky start hearing about the activities in Ukraine Biden and his son in exchange for the provision of financial and military assistance to Kiev.

Biden is now one of the most likely opponents of the trump on the upcoming 2020 presidential election. Therefore, according to Democrats, the current head of the American administration, putting pressure on Zelensky, sought to enlist the support of Kiev in the effort to discredit Biden to be re-elected for a second term. The President of Ukraine said that trump didn’t put pressure on him.

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