The lawyer notes that the American president "provided more assistance to Ukraine than the Obama administration," and also emphasizes that the Trump administration has significantly strengthened sanctions against Russia. Purpura states that the presentation of the July conversation between Trump and Zelensky "does not indicate that US military aid was used as a means of pressure on Ukraine."
The lawyer also recalls that Ukraine repeatedly testified to the absence of pressure from the US leader, and "during a conversation with the US president, the Ukrainian side did not know about the delay in assistance." The fifth and sixth argument in support of Trump is the receipt by Ukraine of military assistance and the fact that Ukraine did not open a case against Biden.
Earlier, Donald Trump at a private meeting with his supporters in 2018 spoke about Ukraine's dependence on Washington's military assistance.
On the record, which was allegedly made during the meeting, a voice similar to Trump's was recorded. The US president pondered with supporters how long Ukraine could hold out in the fight against Russia without Washington’s support.
In addition, journalists claim that the meeting was attended by businessmen Lev Parnassus and Igor Fruman, who carried out instructions from the personal lawyer of US President Rudi Giuliani in Ukraine. Trump has repeatedly denied acquaintance with Parnassus and stated that he had never talked to him in his life.