U.S. envoy didn’t explicitly hyperlink help to Kiev with opening Biden probe: Ukraine international minister


FILE PHOTO: Ukraine’s Overseas Minister Vadym Prystaiko attends a information convention along with his Netherlands’ counterpart Stef Blok in Kiev, Ukraine October 10, 2019. Information/Valentyn Ogirenko

KIEV (Information) – Ukraine’s Overseas Minister Vadym Prystaiko stated on Thursday that U.S. ambassador Gordon Sondland didn’t explicitly hyperlink army help to Kiev with opening an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Interfax Ukraine reported.

Trump and his allies are accused by Democrat opponents of freezing practically $400 million in safety help to Ukraine to strain President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to open investigations into Biden, Trump’s important rival for the 2020 presidential race.

Trump calls the inquiry a witch hunt.

“Ambassador Sondland didn’t inform us, and definitely didn’t inform me, a few connection between the help and the investigations. It is best to ask him,” Prystaiko stated about Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union.

Reporting by Matthias Williams; Enhancing by Gareth Jones