Ukraine 'tired' of Trump impeachment scandal, says president Zelenskiy
KIEV (AFP) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday (Nov 19) that his country is 'tired' of questions related to the Trump scandal, amid a critical week of public impeachment hearings in Washington.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
On Tuesday, an American reporter pressed Zelenskiy on whether he had been ready to launch a probe into Biden's son's ties to Ukraine energy company Burisma, as a concession to Trump.
The Ukrainian probe was to target Hunter Biden's activities from April 2014 to April 2019 when he served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian gas firm accused of corrupt practices.
The global attention on the Trump scandal has come at a time when Ukraine is trying to enact crucial reforms, and Zelenskiy has shown exasperation with the relentless media focus on his country's implication in the impeachment probe.
US has been a key ally of Ukraine in its long-running fight against Russia-backed separatists in the east.Read more: The Straits Times
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