Head of President's Office Bohdan explains his absence during Zelensky's meeting with Trump

The head of the Office of the President suggests that this is due to the US’ negative attitude towards him
12:55, 29 October 2019

The head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Bohdan said that Volodymyr Zelensky told him not to attend the meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Bohdan said this during an interview with Ukrainska Pravda.

"Volodymyr Oleksandrovych said that, apparently, I should not go there," Bohdan said.

After being asked if it had anything to do with the negative attitude to his appointment as head of the Office of the President, Bohdan replied, "Apparently, it was due to that".

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As we reported earlier, the lawyer of US President Donald Trump, Rudolf Giuliani said that the US State Department advised him to avoid the head of the President's Office Andriy Bohdan, as well as other people close to him. This was reported by journalist Roger Sollenberger, who provided the recorded interview to BuzzFeed News.

Instead, the former New York City mayor claimed, State preferred that he meet with Zelensky advisor Andriy Yermak.

“I’m sure Bohdan came up, I'll tell ya how Bohdan came up,” Giuliani said in the call. “When State asked me if they could give my number to Yermak, they said, ‘[Yermak] is a real lawyer, unlike Bohdan, who is a fixer.’ He came up as a distinction to Yermak. Yermak is straight; Bohdan is not”.

Related: State Investigation Bureau refutes investigation against Bohdan

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