Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his administration don’t want anything to do with the scandal currently roiling in Washington, Reuters reported on Monday.
Zelensky and President Donald Trump are scheduled to meet during the U.N. General Assembly this week amid reports that Trump attempted to pressure Zelensky to open an investigation into 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden. The scandal has galvanized Democrats’ calls for further investigation and even impeachment, while Republicans have mostly remained silent.
Ukraine’s top national security coordinator, Oleksandr Danylyuk, told Reuters that the country wants to maintain good relations with the U.S., rather than become the center of partisan tug-of-war.
“Understanding the importance of Ukraine’s support in the context of everything that’s going on in our region, any attempts to use Ukraine by one party or the other is clearly detrimental to our relations,” Danylyuk told Reuters.