Bolton confirms Trump's intentions to halt military aid for Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The ex-advisor to U.S. leader wrote this in his unreleased book; it also contains the information on the issues that he could comment on before the Senate - if summoned
08:43, 27 January 2020

John Bolton, the U.S. National Security Advisor

John Bolton, the ex-advisor of U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed the intentions of the American leader to halt the military assistance for Ukraine. The New York Times quoted the former official's book, which has not been released up to date. 

"President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens", reads the message.

The book also contains the information on the issues that he could comment on before the Senate - if summoned.

Related: Bolton ready to testify in case of Trump's impeachment

As is known, Trump halted the military assistance to Ukraine before his phone conversation with Ukraine's counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in July 2019; during that conversation, he repeatedly said there's a need to continue the investigation against Burisma, the Ukrainian gas production company. This is the enterprise where Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden used to work; Biden, Sr. is Trump's main rival in the U.S. presidential election in 2020. 

Due to the scandal around the conversation between U.S. and Ukraine's leaders, U.S. Congress initiated the procedure of Trump's impeachment. That requires two-thirds of all Senators' votes.

Related: Trump in 2018 spoke of Ukraine's dependence on US assistance, - media



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