Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenski said today that his country is “tired” of all questions related to the Trump scandal, in the middle of an important week of public hearings in Washington.
“We have our country, we have our independence, we have our own problems,” complained the Ukrainian president after a joint press conference in Kiev with Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babis.
Public hearings began in Washington last week on whether US President Donald Trump ordered US military aid to be frozen in Ukraine. That was to lead Kiev to investigate his Democratic potential rival in the 2020 presidential election Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Today, an American reporter asked Zelenski if he was willing to investigate Bidens son’s ties with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, as a concession to Trump. “Everyone in Ukraine is so tired of Burisma,” said Zelenski, before quickly leaving the room full of reporters.
Zelenski, a 41-year-old comedian who was elected President of Ukraine in April, is in the midst of the US impeachment scandal. His telephone conversation with Trump resulted in the investigation into whether the American president had put pressure on his Ukrainian colleague for his own political agenda.
The Ukrainian investigation should have focused on Hunter Biden’s activities from April 2014 to April 2019, when he was a member of the board of directors of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian gas company accused of corrupt practices.