Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says there was “no blackmail” in the phone call with US President Donald Trump that helped spark an impeachment inquiry.
Responding to reporters’ questions on Thursday, Mr Zelenskiy said he only learned after their July 25 phone call that the US had blocked hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine.
“We didn’t speak about this” during the July call, Mr Zelenskiy said, saying the military aid was not the “theme” of the conversation.
He spoke during an unusual, all-day “media marathon” in a Kiev food court amid growing questions about his actions as President.
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