Zelensky states he talked with Trump in Ukrainian

The president noted that Trump, unfortunately, did not speak Ukrainian but English
23:34, 1 October 2019

Meeting between two presidents
South China Morning Post

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated he talked to American President Donald Trump by phone in the Ukrainian language, as 112 Ukraine reported.

Answering the question on the existence of the Ukrainian version of the transcript of the phone talk with U.S. President Trump, Zelensky noted: “I talked in our native language, Ukrainian. President Trump, unfortunately, did not speak Ukrainian.”

At the same time, the president did not answer the question of whether he is ready to publish the Ukrainian version of the transcript of the conversation.

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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.

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.

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In his turn, Zelensky stated that Ukraine would hardly publish the transcript of the conversation between him and U.S. President Donald Trump.

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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