So, the head of state assured that he did not receive any conditions for meeting with Trump. In particular, he was not required to start an investigation of a case involving former US Vice President Joe Biden.
"I was never pressured and there were no conditions being imposed," Zelensky said.
As we reported, Zelensky and Trump met in the United States on September 25. On the same day, the White House published the transcript of a telephone conversation between the two presidents.
Before that, a number of American media shared information about a telephone conversation that threatened Trump with impeachment. It was about the fact that Trump tried to convince Zelensky of the need to start an investigation into Hunter Biden. Journalists wrote that Trump, trying to initiate an investigation against Biden’s son, delayed the provision of military assistance to Ukraine. Subsequently, Trump said that the United States has already allocated the promised assistance.
Trump said to the Republicans he made the call to Zelensky at the instance of Perry. The U.S. President assures he did not want to call to the President of Ukraine, as the anonymous sources from the Chamber of Representatives inform.
"Not a lot of people know this but, I didn't even want to make the call. The only reason I made the call was because Rick asked me to. Something about an LNG [liquified natural gas] plant," one source said, recalling the president's comments. Two other sources confirmed the first source's recollection.
The president's remarks suggest he may be seeking to distance himself from responsibility or recast the pretext for the call. White House officials did not respond to requests for a comment.