The US President Donald trump said that this week will publish a transcript of his “first and most important” telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelenskiy, which took place in April.
His talks with Ukrainian leader have led to the impeachment of the U.S. President, which is currently being conducted in the House of representatives.
“To be the most transparent President in history, I have this week will publish a transcript of the first and therefore most important phone call I had with the President of Ukraine,” wrote trump on Twitter.
In order to continue being the most Transparent President in history, I will be releasing sometime this week the Transcript of the first, and therefore most important phone call I had with the President of Ukraine. I am sure you will find it tantalizing!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 11 Listopad 2019 R.
We are talking about the phone call in April, when trump congratulated Zelensky victory in the presidential election and allegedly wanted to “return the favor”.
“I’m sure you will find it (the conversation) tempting!”, – said the President of the United States.
The representatives of the democratic forces of the United States, for its part, published a transcript of testimony given on 23 October, a senior Pentagon official during the hearings in the committees leading the investigation into the impeachment of the President.
According to the transcript of the conversation, trump asked Zelensky to reopen the investigation against the company Burisma, which is related to the son of Joe Biden hunter.
Thus before the conversation, the US President has suspended the allocation of military assistance to Ukraine.
Deputy assistant Minister of defence of Russia, Ukraine and Eurasian Affairs Laura Cooper said at a private meeting of three key committees of the house of representatives that the White house and the State Department has not explained the Ministry of defense of the U.S. decision to suspend military assistance to Ukraine. The main cause called only “problems with corruption” in the country.
Cooper stated that in the absence of a logical explanation to the freezing of aid to Ukraine at the level of deputies of the US state Department, “there were concerns about whether this is legal”. According to her, Ukraine has fulfilled all the requirements for receiving US assistance. In addition, all staff of the national security were unanimous in saying that this aid can help the government of Ukraine in combating corruption.
In this regard, Cooper called the actions of the administration trump “unusual”.