This is quite a shot at Trump from Zelensky: “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.”
Zelensky: “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.”
My thanks to those who read our interview with President Zelensky. He did not invite us to talk about impeachment. What he wanted the world to hear is that Ukraine is still at war, and needs real allies ahead of these peace talks. I hope that came through.
President Zelensky has repeatedly said there was no pressure to investigate 's political rivals. Again today: “I never talked to the president from the position of a quid pro quo. That’s not my thing.” How much clearer can he get?
New Zelensky interview: "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..."
Zelensky has to be excruciatingly careful when he talks about Trump because “despite getting caught up in the impeachment inquiry...Ukraine still needs the support of the United States.” Everything he says is against that backdrop.
'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." - Volodymyr Zelensky, The President of Ukraine
Volodymyr Zelensky questions the fairness of Trump's decision to freeze American aid: "If you're our strategic partner, then you can't go blocking anything for us," he said. "I think that's just about fairness. It's not about a quid pro quo."
“Look, I never talked to the President from the position of a quid pro quo. That’s not my thing...//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.”
Zelensky to ⁦⁩: “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."
Zelensky speaks...
Zelensky: "Politics is not an exact science. That’s why in school I loved mathematics. Everything in mathematics was clear to me. You can solve an equation...with one variable. But here it’s only variables, including the politicians in our country."