President Donald Trump's delay of 391 million dollars in military aid to Kyiv was linked to his request to investigate Ukrainian officials' interference in the 2016 US election. This was stated by Acting White House Chief Mick Mulvaney, Reuters reports.
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney at a briefing with journalists acknowledged that US assistance, already approved by Congress, was partially suspended due to Trump's assumption that the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) computer server was located in Ukraine.
According to Mulvaney, Trump was not pleased to seek help from another state. Moreover, he thought that Ukraine was corrupt, and was annoyed at how little “lethal aid” European nations provided to Ukraine as it combated Russia-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country.
For several weeks, Trump and administration officials have denied that they have demanded a "quid pro quo" from Ukraine's leadership - "service for service" – in order to send military assistance.
As we reported earlier, 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.