It is dangerous to negotiate with U.S. after publication of Trump-Zelensky talk’s transcript, - Russia

Zakharova does not exclude that American establishment may “tip off” Ukraine in the case of need
12:26, 30 September 2019


Russian Foreign Ministry has determined that it is dangerous to negotiate with America after the publication of the transcript of the conversation of presidents Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky as TASS reported citing Maria Zakharova, the MFA Spokesperson.

“I agree with lots of assessments; it (the publication of the transcript of Trump-Zelensky conversation, -, certainly changes the picture,...kind of relations between the states, between the countries, between the leaders, between the politicians. Because now, it has been the third day after the scandal; everyone understands that it is dangerous to call to Washington, hold negotiations, meet,” Zakharova concluded.

Russian MFA Spokesperson is sure that the publication of the details of the talk with Trump will serve as a lesson to Zelensky. She also does not exclude that American establishment may “tip off” Ukraine in the case of need.

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Earlier Donald Trump approved the publication of the full version of his phone talk with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky dated July 25 on September 25. Besides, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo received permission from Ukraine Government to release the transcript of the telephone call.

On September 25, the White House published the transcript of the talk of two presidents. On September 26, the U.S. Congress published the full version of the complaint against the pressure of U.S. President Donald Trump on President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during the phone talk in July.

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On September 24, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry in response to the dispute over Mr. Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 rival, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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