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Visit of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Zelensky’s inauguration was canceled by Trump

Source : 112 Ukraine

The American informant believes that such action of Trump clearly showed that the American president does not want to meet Zelensky until he sees that the new head of Ukrainian state “choose to act” at his position
12:12, 27 September 2019

ABCnews

The visit of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Ukraine for the inauguration of Volodymyr Zelensky was canceled by order of Donald Trump according to the complaint of the informant of U.S. intelligence published by U.S. Congress.

“I learned from U.S. officials that, on around May 14, the President instructed Vice President Pence to cancel his planned travel to Ukraine to attend President Zelensky’s inauguration on May 20,” the message said.

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to head the delegation instead.

This action of Trump clearly showed that the American president does not want to meet Zelensky until he sees that the new head of Ukrainian state “choose to act” at his position.

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The informant supposes that this fact may show the common efforts of Trump on the pressure on new Ukrainian leadership.

The number of the American mass media reported earlier that on July 25, Trump tried to convince Zelensky in the necessity to start the investigation against Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden. Besides, the U.S. President “urged him about eight times to work” with lawyer Rudi Giuliani on the investigation against Hunter Biden.

Joe Biden, responding to the reports about the talk of Trump and Zelensky, urged the American president to publish the transcript of his talk with the Ukrainian leader.

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.

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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.

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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