26 Sep 2019 13:04

Zelensky says doesn't want to get involved in election of another country

KYIV. Sept 26 (Interfax) - President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that nobody can put pressure on him as a leader of an independent State, and that he is not going to get involved in the elections of other countries.

"Independence is a very important argument for every democratic country. And I do not want my every answer to be aimed at getting us involved in the elections of another country, with any outcome. I do not want to do this. And so I said that no one can put pressure on me, and no one will," he told the journalists in New York following his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Zelensky said he is open in his post as president of Ukraine. "You can publish all calls. Although I personally think that such conversations between leaders and presidents of independent countries should not be published because sometimes, you know, there are geopolitics, some plans. But I'm not afraid, you see everything yourself," he said.

According to Zelensky, he had expected the White House to publish just a part of the transcript of his telephone talk with Trump on July 25, though sees no problem with this.

The Ukrainian leader also said this situation has made him popular in the United States during his working visit but for him the main thing is not popularity; he wants to be needed, first of all, by Ukraine.