The New York Times reported on the existence of distrust between the White House and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The reaction followed immediately.
Journalist The New York Times Thomas Friedman, in an article titled “Why Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is completely reckless”, writes that the war in Ukraine is “not over, unstable, not devoid of dangerous surprises that can happen any day”, and distrust grows against this background:
“There is a deep distrust between the White House and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — much more than has been reported. It’s like we don’t want to look too closely under the hood in Kyiv for fear of what kind of corruption or tricks we might see when we have invested so much there.”
He notes that the Prosecutor General and the head of the Security Service of Ukraine were fired back in July, “but I still have not seen a single piece of material that would convincingly explain what is at stake.”
Earlier it was reported that the Office of the President of Ukraine would soon organize a telephone conversation between Volodymyr Zelensky and US President Joe Biden. The existence of such an agreement became known after a telephone conversation between the head of the OPU Andriy Yermak and National Security Adviser to the American President Jacob Sullivan.
John Kirby, communications coordinator at the US National Security Council, commented on the American journalist’s article at a briefing. He noted that US President Joe Biden expressed his admiration for the leadership of President Zelensky in wartime and intends to continue to support Ukraine, writes “European Truth”:
“Yes, the president has expressed many times his admiration for the leadership and courage of President Zelensky during this wartime. Obviously, he has spoken personally with President Zelensky many times, he knows and understands the stress President Zelensky and the entire Ukrainian people are under. And that is why he remains committed to continuing to support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression.”