The main American diplomat in the European Union confirmed that aid to Ukraine was frozen due to Biden
Gordon Sondland. Photo: REUTERS / Francois Lenoir
Gordon Sondland, the American ambassador to the European Union, confirmed that WashingtonвЂ™s aid to Ukraine was frozen precisely to start an investigation against former vice president Joe Biden and his son.
According to CNN, he stated this in a written supplement to his testimony, which he gave in the US House of Representatives as part of an investigation into the impeachment procedure of President Donald Trump.
Sondland actually changed his testimony вЂ” last month he said he did not know the reason for freezing aid. However, this week he announced a conversation with the Assistant to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he confirmed the connection between the decision of Trump and the Biden.
вЂњNow I recall how I personally spoke with Mr. Andrei Yermak, saying that American assistance will most likely not be restored until Ukraine issues a public anti-corruption statement, which we discussed for many weeks,вЂќ writes the American diplomat.
At the same time, Sondland claims that he always considered the decision to freeze the payment of military assistance to Ukraine вЂњstupidвЂќ, although he вЂњdid not know (neither then nor now) when, why or by whomвЂќ it was blocked.
His letter was published on November 5 along with a transcript of his testimony by the intelligence, foreign affairs and oversight committees of the House of Representatives. This information will definitely add evidence to the Democrats that the US president exerted direct pressure on Ukraine.