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U.S. ambassador surrenders Trump: he remembered how the president put pressure on Ukraine

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 Washington’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 — 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.

“Now 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,” 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 “stupid”, although he “did not know (neither then nor now) when, why or by whom” 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.

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