Kiev: Senior White House adviser Kellianne Conway said she doesn’t know if President Donald Trump was holding military aid to Ukraine, but stressed that there was no talk about “service for service” between Trump and President Vladimir Zelensky.
She said this on air of CNN, reports "European Truth".
Her comments sounded after the House of Representatives passed a resolution on impeachment, which outlines the procedures for investigating the impeachment of the president, focused on a July 25 phone call between Trump and President Vladimir Zelensky. A whistleblower complaint alleges that Trump was pushing Zelensky to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Conway said in response to a question about retaining aid to Ukraine that, from the president’s point of view, it wasn’t about "service for service."
"President Trump never told the Ukrainian president:" do it, and you will get your help. It just wasn't there”, - she said.
“I am sure that Ukraine has this help and is using it right now. It is because of this president that they have it”, - Conway emphasized.
At the same time, she noted that she did not know whether the assistance to Ukraine had been sustained and how long it had been going on.
Several Trump administration officials in the national intelligence and diplomatic corps told House investigators that Trump temporarily held back money allocated to help Kiev fight pro-Russian separatists in the east in an attempt to increase pressure on Ukraine to open investigations that could help him in his political struggle.