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Ukraine minister reportedly denies Trump put pressure on Zelenskiy during call

Key Points
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko denied suggestions U.S. President Donald Trump had put pressure on Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a phone call, in an interview to local media outlet Hromadske on Saturday.
  • On Friday reports by U.S. media outlets said Trump repeatedly pressured Ukraine's president to investigate Joe Biden, one of Trump's chief political rivals, in a July phone call.
President Donald Trump visits the US-Mexico border fence in Otay Mesa, California on September 18, 2019.
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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko denied suggestions U.S. President Donald Trump had put pressure on Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a phone call, in an interview to local media outlet Hromadske on Saturday.

On Friday reports by U.S. media outlets said Trump repeatedly pressured Ukraine's president to investigate Joe Biden, one of Trump's chief political rivals, in a July phone call.

"I know what the conversation was about and I think there was no pressure," Prystaiko said. "This conversation was long, friendly, and it touched on many questions, sometimes requiring serious answers."

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