FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy delivers a speech through the Yalta European Technique (YES) annual assembly in Kiev, Ukraine September 13, 2019. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout through REUTERS/File Photograph
KIEV (Reuters) – An aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was quoted on Monday as saying any investigation in Ukraine can be performed transparently, after U.S. media experiences stated President Donald Trump requested Zelenskiy to research Joe Biden, a rival in subsequent yr’s U.S. election.
Trump’s July 25 name with Zelenskiy stoked controversy in Washington after experiences that Trump repeatedly requested the Ukrainian chief to research whether or not Biden, the Democratic front-runner in subsequent yr’s election, misused his place when he was vice chairman.
Trump instructed reporters on Sunday he had mentioned Biden and his son in a name with Zelenskiy however stated their telephone dialog was largely congratulatory.
Andriy Yermak, an aide to Zelenskiy, was quoted in Ukrainian media outlet lb.ua as saying that he had instructed Trump’s lawyer Rudolph Giuliani that any investigation can be clear.
“We will assure that in our time period in workplace all investigations can be carried out transparently,” Yermak stated. “These are the elemental rules and foundation of President Zelenskiy’s program which we campaigned on.”
Reporting by Matthias Williams; Enhancing by Nick Tattersall