Time: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Speaks Out on Trump, Putin and a Divided Europe
Speaking to reporters from TIME and three of Europe’s leading publications, the President explained that, despite getting caught up in the impeachment inquiry now unfolding in Washington, D.C., Ukraine still needs the support of the United States.
Here’s what Zelensky said about Trump’s decision to block military aid to Ukraine unless the country investigated the Bidens:
“Look, I never talked to the President from the position of a quid pro quo. That’s not my thing. … I don’t want us to look like beggars. But you have to understand. We’re at war. If you’re our strategic partner, then you can’t go blocking anything for us. I think that’s just about fairness. It’s not about a quid pro quo. It just goes without saying.”