Charge d’affaires of the USA in Ukraine William Taylor has informed that the President of the United States Donald Trump was not enough personal promise of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate cases against the company “Burisma Holdings”, which was the son of the former Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden hunter.
“I understand that the President trump the Ambassador of Songland (US Ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sandland – if) requested the President to publicly dispose Zelensky to conduct these investigations, it was not enough just to promise you this personally, he needed a public statement,” said Taylor during a public impeachment hearings against the President of Donald trump on Wednesday in the House of representatives of the Congress of the United States.
The Ambassador called the alarming use of the need of investigation in exchange for military aid.
“It’s one thing to use a leverage for the meetings in the White house. Another thing, I think, is to use a lever to provide assistance in the security sector – a country in war, dependent on aid and show support. It is much more disturbing,” said Taylor.
Also, the diplomat said that not long ago learned that on July 26, the day after the call of the trump and Zelensky, Ambassador Sandland attended the meeting with “the highest Ukrainian official in Kiev.”
Thus, in particular, Embassy staff accompanied Sandland to the restaurant after the meeting where the latter called the President of the United States.
“Ambassador Sandland told President Trump that Ukrainians are ready to move forward,” said Taylor.
Charge d’affaires of the USA in Ukraine also learned from his employee that he asked Sandland about the conversation.
“Ambassador Sandland said that a President trump is more worried about the investigation by Biden, which insisted Giuliani,” said he.
Answering specifying question, whether really according to Sandland trump is more worried about the investigation on Biden than on Ukraine, Taylor said, “Yeah, and relatively Burimi”.
Democrats from the house of representatives of the us Congress began an investigation concerning the impeachment against the President of the United States Donald trump. This step they went, learning from the media that trump during a summer phone conversation with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has put pressure on the interlocutor, seeking to force him to carry out an investigation against Biden, Jr.
Democrats believe that trump has abused the powers seeking to create problems for Joe Biden – his potential rival in the presidential election of 2020.
In the end, the White house released the transcript of the conversation. It turned out that trump really raised the topic of Biden, however, according to the document, the pressure in Zelensky had. The Ukrainian President also confirmed that he had not felt pressure from trump.
The transcript was for the Democrats lack of evidence of pressure, and they continue the investigation.
When he was Vice-President in the administration of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, among other things, oversaw related issues with Ukraine. At the same time, his son hunter Biden held a post in the Board of Directors of Ukrainian gas company “Burisma”.