US-based Ukrainian businessman Parnas informed Ukrainian leadership on Trump's threats, requests

According to Parnas and Fruman, they told about Trump's demands for Zelensky at the meeting with Zelensky's assistant Shefir just a few days before his inauguration
11:05, 11 November 2019

The former assistant of Rudolf Giuliani, U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, US-based Ukrainian businessman Lev Parnas has informed the representatives of the new Ukrainian government on threats and requests of U.S. President. It was reported by The New York Times.

According to the newspaper, Parnas, who is currently under arrest in the United States, warned a representative of the new president of Ukraine about Trump's intention to freeze military aid to Ukraine and his refusal of delegating U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to the inauguration of Volodymyr Zelensky unless there is an announcement of an investigation into Bidens and interfering into the 2016 U.S. election.

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These threats and requests of U.S. President were voiced by Parnas on May 20, a few days before Zelensky's inauguration, at a meeting with Serhiy Shefir, which also included Parnas’s partner, Igor Fruman.

Fruman and Parnas also asked to organize Zelensky’s meeting with Giuliani. Shefir said that it was possible, but only in public terms, at the official level and after the inauguration.

According to Parnas’s attorney, his client wants to tell all this at congressional hearings.

As we reported earlier, Lev Parnas showed an intention to cooperate with U.S. House of Representatives. His apparent decision to work with the congressional committees represents a change of heart. It is worth mentioning that Parnas declined a request from three House of Representatives committees last month to provide documents and testimony.

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