Trump thanks Zelensky, saying Ukraine case is over

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a joint press conference with Lithuanian President after talks at the presidential palace in Vilnius Lithuania

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a joint press conference with Lithuanian President after talks at the presidential palace in Vilnius Lithuania

"I definitely did not speak with President Trump in such a way, like, 'you give me this, I give you that, '" Zelenskiy said in an interview with Time magazine, Germany's Der Spiegel, France's Le Monde, and Poland's Gazeta Wyborcza on December 2. "For me it's very important for the United States with all they can do for us, for them really to understand that we are a different country, that we are different people". "As for the United States, I would really want - and we feel this, it's true - for them to help us, to understand, to see that we are a player in our own right, that they can not make deals about us with anyone behind our backs".

"If these three issues are resolved, then we can see if everyone wants to put an end to the conflict".

Throughout his time in office, Zelensky has focused on ending Ukraine's war against Russian Federation and its proxies, who control two separatist areas in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region. But you have to understand that we are at war, said Zelensky edition.

It's not just a reminder that Trump's tweets are not to be accepted at face value; it's also evidence of a Ukrainian president making his dissatisfaction with Trump known for the first time.

The scandal centres around a phone conversation on July 25 in which the Republican leader is suspected of putting pressure on Ukraine to launch investigations against former Democratic vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who worked for a Ukrainian gas company. "It's not about a quid pro quo, It just goes without saying". I think that's just about fairness.

In other words, the chaff thrown up by Trump and his allies in defense of his attempt to persuade Zelenskiy to announce two investigations that could help Trump's reelection bid - "Ukraine is corrupt, and Trump was just trying to protect taxpayers' money" - is at least as harmful to Ukraine's new housecleaning government as it is helpful to Trump.

The inquiry centres around whether Trump froze almost US$400 million in military aid to pressure Ukraine to publicly announce separate investigations into interference in the 2016 USA presidential election, as well as former vice-president and political rival Joe Biden's son Hunter and his work on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.

"There was breaking news today, the Ukrainian president came out and said very strongly that President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong", Trump said. It's not about a quid pro quo. His concern, he said, was that he would discuss relevant information for political trial procedures, such as when Ukraine learned that military aid had been suspended, with members of Congress.

The American added, "If the Radical Left Democrats were sane, which they are not, it would be case over!"

Zelensky, in a meeting in October, specified he was not aware that the navy assistance was put on hold when he spoke with Trump in July.