Meanwhile, Democrats are injuring the relationship with Ukraine by all this, as Zelensky indicates.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy insisted again in a new interview that there was no quid pro quo with the Trump administration, although he added that strategic partners such as the U.S. and Ukraine should not hold back anything from each other.
Speaking with reporters from Time and European publications, Zelenskiy answered myriad questions about the U.S. aid that was held up earlier this year, Ukraine’s peace talks with Russia, and more topics.
“Look, I never talked to [President Donald Trump] from the position of a quid pro quo. That’s not my thing. … I don’t want us to look like beggars. But you have to understand. We’re at war,” Zelenskiy said.
“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.”