The Presidents of the United States and Ukraine, Joe Biden and Vladimir Zelensky, held a telephone conversation, during which the American leader invited his Ukrainian counterpart to come to Washington.
вЂњHe also told President Zelensky that he looks forward to receiving him at the White House, in Washington, this summer after he returns from Europe,вЂќ US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan is quoted as saying.
He also said that Biden assured Zelensky of his intention to defend the interests of Ukraine at the upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which will be held on June 16 in Geneva.
Earlier, the media wrote that the White House changed its mind to arrange a meeting between US President Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky. It is noted that the negotiations between the American and Ukrainian leaders were postponed due to the change of the leadership of Naftogaz (the Ukrainian state-owned company for the production, transportation, and processing of oil and natural gas). A source in the White House also told the portal that the Biden administration is concerned that this step leads to the rejection of the Ukrainian president's efforts to fight corruption.