'There was no blackmail': Volodymyr Zelensky weighs in on impeachment discussion

12 Octobre, 2019, 14:29 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Open source

Trump tweeted Thursday that Zelenskiy's comment that there was no blackmail during the July call "should immediately end the talk of impeachment!"

Zelensky has made himself available literally all day to reporters, meeting with a different group of seven to 10 reporters every half hour Thursday. More than 300 journalists were scheduled to get time with Mr. Zelensky during the all-day event.

Mr Zelensky said there were no conditions attached to him meeting Mr Trump, including whether he should investigate the activities of Hunter at Burisma.

"I don't want to interfere in US elections", Zelensky said.

A rough transcript of the call released by the White House shows Mr Trump asked Mr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden, now a Democratic frontrunner for next year's White House election. Joe Biden is a leading contender for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says his country will "happily" investigate whether Ukrainians interfered in the 2016 US elections. But he avoided saying when those investigations might happen, or how they'd be carried out.

Fiona Hill, who was until recently President Donald Trump's top aide on Russian Federation and Europe, plans to tell Congress that Rudy Giuliani and European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland circumvented the National Security Council and the normal White House process to pursue a shadow policy on Ukraine, a person familiar with her expected testimony told NBC News.

Asked whether the Ukrainian version matched up to the U.S. one, Mr Zelensky said: "I didn't even check, but I think that it matches completely". "All of this while the average annual salary in Ukraine is $1700 per year".

Top aide to U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo resigns
Concern has been especially high for Marie Yovanovitch, the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine whom Pompeo recalled from her post when a right-wing media campaign accused her of disloyalty.

The first man to ever walk in space has died
That mission was the first one between the Soviet Union and the United States and was carried out at the height of the Cold War. NASA said Leonov's achievement "began the history of extravehicular activity that makes today's [ISS] maintenance possible".

Liam Hemsworth & Maddison Brown: New Couple Alert?
In addition to acting, Brown is also a model and has appeared in campaigns for major fashion brands, such as Mui Mui and Piaget. American actor Liam Hemsworth has a new lady in his life! The 22-year-old now stars as Kirby Anders on the CW's Dynasty .

During tense exchange at campaign stop in Los Angeles, the former vice president was pressed on whether Hunter Biden's role on the board of directors of Burisma Holdings, posed a conflict of interest while he was in government.

Zelenskiy told reporters Thursday that "we can't say yes or no" as to whether there was any interference without an investigation. However, contrary to the accusations, a newly uncovered memo suggests no military aid was mentioned, ruling out quid pro quo allegations.

Zelenskiy said the US has not provided any details of such interference. "And after our meeting America unblocked the aid". All but US$30-million of the USA aid was released in mid-September. Questions are not screened in advance, and all participants are allowed to ask questions. But the impeachment hearings mean that Ukraine will remain a central player in the USA drama through the 2020 presidential election and beyond.

He's treading carefully to ensure continued support from the U.S. while trying to make peace with powerful neighbor Russian Federation. "I understand you and what you want - I clearly understand, directly".

"I told him. please help to resolve it", Zelenskiy recalls. "I'm not ready to lose the lives of more people", he said.

Trump has called on both China and Ukraine to probe the Bidens, a request China rejected this week.

Mr. Zelensky has been accused by Ukrainian analysts of letting Mr. Trump push him around on the call. "This was not the subject of our conversation", he said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking at the Summit of leaders from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

Conseillé:

  • Anil Kumble Takes Over as Director of Cricket Operations For KXIP

    Anil Kumble Takes Over as Director of Cricket Operations For KXIP

    Although Anil Kumble had to step down after a clash with skipper Virat Kohli , he left an impression of himself with the team. He was then appointed as a mentor by the same team, before joining Mumbai Indians in a similar role in 2013.
    Windows 10 : la mise à jour automnale arrive, à quoi s'attendre ?

    Windows 10 : la mise à jour automnale arrive, à quoi s'attendre ?

    Il sera également possible de lancer un appel en numérotant manuellement ou en sélectionnant un de ses contacts. Toutefois, il est précisé un déploiement progressif qui concernera d'abord les Windows Insiders.
    ‘Training Day’ Prequel In Development At Warner Bros

    ‘Training Day’ Prequel In Development At Warner Bros

    Antoine Fuqua directed the original movie from a script by David Ayer, the film went on to gross more than $100 million worldwide. The 35-year-old actor is now shooting the lead role in Christopher Nolan's " Tenet ", which is also being made by Warner Bros.
  • Guardiola taught me 'tactical fouling' at Man City - Rodri

    Guardiola taught me 'tactical fouling' at Man City - Rodri

    He highlighted that Manchester City are already under the spotlight following the impressive start from Klopp's side. Manchester City midfielder Rodri admits title rivals Liverpool are the "best team in England and in Europe".
    Is Carlsberg about to release a paper beer bottle?

    Is Carlsberg about to release a paper beer bottle?

    The world's largest consumer-goods companies are working to reduce their environmental impact amid pressure from shoppers. Carlsberg said in a press release that it was close to selling beer in paper bottles, in part to the partnership.
    Daughter of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's reunited with father upon return to UK

    Daughter of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's reunited with father upon return to UK

    Mr Ratcliffe, from West Hampstead, had told the BBC that his wife was hoping for a "magic" last minute to enable Gabriella. Iran has stood firm on calls for her to be released despite global pressure and interest from media across the world.
  • TUI adds millions of seats following Thomas Cook collapse

    TUI adds millions of seats following Thomas Cook collapse

    The independent travel agent has bought all of the 555 Thomas Cook stores and re-employed numerous workers in those stores. At the moment, Hays Travel has no branches in the Borders, its nearest ones being in Hexham and Morpeth in Northumberland.
    Priyanka Chopra Jonas on her 1st anniversary plans

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas on her 1st anniversary plans

    The movie is based on the incredible love story of a couple spanning 30 years, told through the lens of their teenage daughter. Last night a special screening for the film fraternity was held in Mumbai and the early reviews are in.
    Matt Fitzpatrick on fire in Rome as Francesco Molinari misses cut

    Matt Fitzpatrick on fire in Rome as Francesco Molinari misses cut

    Fitzpatrick made seven birdies and just one bogey as he carded a six-under 65 in Rome to take a one-shot lead into the weekend. The 25-year-old has won every season since his rookie year of 2015, including twice in 2016, but does not have a 2019 victory.
  • The Jungle Cruise Trailer Brings the Disney Ride to Life!

    The Jungle Cruise Trailer Brings the Disney Ride to Life!

    Also starring in the film are Edgar Ramirez , Jack Whitehall , with Jesse Plemons , and Paul Giamatti . Payne and Patrick McKay, with the latest draft from Oscar-nominated Michael Green ( Logan ).
    Japan student uses invisible ink to ace ninja report

    Japan student uses invisible ink to ace ninja report

    Well, "the catch" is that the paper wasn't blank at all; in fact, it was inscribed with an essay written in invisible ink. She then mixed the soybean extract with water, spending two hours to get the concentration just right to create the ink.
    Rise in number of black students admitted to Cambridge University

    Rise in number of black students admitted to Cambridge University

    The Universities Minister Sam Gyimah criticised its "staggering" failure to attract more students who are black or from less privileged backgrounds.


Populaire

Mary Kom loses in 51 kg semi-final, settles for bronze
Tagging Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Mary Kom wrote: "How and why". "How and why. Mary Kom was left fuming by the decision to award the win to her opponent and immediately took to Twitter to question it.

Apple draws criticisms for deleting app one day after China rebuke
The anonymous developer of HKmap.live responded to Apple's decision in a series of Wednesday tweets. It added that "this app violates our guidelines and local laws".

At summit to mend ties, Modi, Xi see common challenge on ‘terror’
Local people dressed in folk costumes sang and danced to welcome the Chinese president and the delegation. However, the following year Xi and Modi patched things up in China's Wuhan.

Eliud Kipchoge, premier homme sous les 2 heures au marathon
Seules les caméras de l'organisateur sont autorisées à filmer la course destinée à entrer dans la légende. Cette nouvelle marque n'est néanmoins pas homologuée par la Fédération internationale (IAAF).

Major North Dakota highways closed amid fall snowstorm
One (0.3 meter) to 2 feet (0.6 meters) of snow was expected to accumulate with winds gusting up to 65 miles per hour (105 kph). The Trans-Canada Highway between Winnipeg and Brandon was closed Friday morning as visibility and road condition worsened.

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for 'Jackie Brown,' dies at 78
The Hollywood veteran began his career as a stage actor before making his film debut in 1967 in Reflections In A Golden Eye , starring Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stock Holdings Lessened by Pure Financial Advisors Inc
Wall Street has issued a number of price upgrades for Apple is recent weeks based on the uptick in demand for the new iPhones. In related news, CFO Luca Maestri sold 61,659 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 7th.

Little League champs fly home to Louisiana with president
Trump encouraged his supporters on Friday to vote for either Ralph Abraham and Eddie Rispone in the election in an effort to beat incumbent Democratic Gov.

Scott Cam's new gig trashed
The Gold Logie winner's role will be to highlight how practical and technical training can lead to high-paying and fulfilling jobs.

CDC: Outbreak Of Salmonella Due To Pet Turtles
People can become infected if they do not wash their hands after contact with animals carrying Salmonella , or their environments. The CDC states that people shouldn't "kiss or snuggle" with turtles, and they should wash their hands after touching the pets.