I do not want to give money to corrupt country, - Trump

The US President once again emphasizes that his July conversation with Zelensky concerned corruption in Ukraine, the country the United States spends a lot of money on to support
08:03, 3 October 2019


President of the USA Donald Trump claimed that his July telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky concerned corruption, and he would not like to spend money on a corrupt country. He said this during a joint news conference with the President of Finland, Reuters reports.

“I would not like to give money to a corrupt country. ... I don't like it when my country stays silly," Trump answered a journalist's question about the purpose of his call to the president of Ukraine.

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As it was reported earlier, 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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