Ukraine’s president has found that the one person who can pressure him is his six-year-old son, amid a growing scandal over if US leader Donald Trump leaned on Kyiv to research a political competition.
“nobody can pressure me since I’m the president of a different nation,” Volodymyr Zelensky informed the Russian news station Rossiya 24 out of New York.
“The one person who can place strain on me is my son, who’s just six years old,” added the chief, who had been a favorite comedian before his surprise election to the presidency earlier this season.
US Democrats have established a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump, accusing him of abuse of power within a documented effort to pressure Zelensky to launch a corruption probe to ex-vice president Joe Biden, the top Democrat presidential contender.
The analysis — the first step in a potential impeachment procedure — supposedly could have concentrated on Biden’s son Hunter and his job for a Ukrainian firm while his dad was President Barack Obama’s deputy.
Trump has confessed discussing Biden with Zelensky but denied reports that he threatened to suspend military help in the event of a refusal.
Washington was a crucial partner for Kyiv in its battle with Russia, which broke out in 2014 when Moscow annexed Crimea and affirmed separatists in southern Ukraine.
Alongside other Western nations, the US has enforced sanctions from Moscow and aided Kyiv financially and politically.