Trump’s conversation with Zelensky influenced relations with France and Germany, - Prystaiko

According to Prystaiko, there is a certain tension in relations with Paris and Berlin as well as a noticeable desire to use this moment
08:49, 13 October 2019

Vadym Prystaiko, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko says that after the transcript of the Trump’s conversation with Zelensky had been published, the relations between Kyiv and Paris and Berlin became more intense. Prystayko said this in an interview with Ukrinform.

"It seems to me that our Western partners have an exaggerated emotional component here. The insult has not resulted in any radical forms, but some tension is still noticeable," the Foreign Minister said in response to the questions about the damage to Ukraine's relations with France and Germany after the transcript of Donald Trump's conversation with Volodymyr Zelensky was published.

Related: Trump did not put pressure on Zelensky, - Prystaiko

At the same time, Prystaiko believes that the mentioned conversation did not make a significant impact on the relations between Kyiv and Paris and Berlin, but the desire to use this moment by the Western partners is quite noticeable.

As we reported earlier, The transcript of the phone conversation of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and U.S. President Donald Trump the White House published on July 25. Besides that, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo received permission from Ukraine Government to release the transcript of the telephone call.

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