Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, in an interview with Axios published on Sunday, asked President BidenJoe Biden Trump sets records, blows up Demi in exchange for scene Trump demands China pay “reparations” for role in coronavirus pandemic Lincoln Project co-founder: Trump’s words “will surely kill again” MORE to meet with him before Biden̵
Zelensky told Axios that the Biden administration had not informed him that Biden would drop sanctions against the Russian pipeline, which Ukraine sees as a threat to national security, instead of learning about Biden’s decision through the news.
The pipeline – Nord Stream 2 – is being built through Germany and is said to be completed. This will allow Russia to send gas to Western Europe without passing through Ukraine, isolating the nation. Zelensky said the United States was the only force that could stop him.
“This is a weapon, a real weapon … in the hands of the Russian Federation,” Zelensky told Axios. “It’s not very understandable … that bullets with this weapon could possibly be provided by a great country like the United States.”
Biden is scheduled to meet with Putin in Geneva on June 16.
According to Zelensky, Biden has given “direct signals” that the United States is ready to block the pipeline before news of its refusal erupts. The Biden administration pointed to the need to maintain good relations with Germany.
Zelensky said he understood how important it was to maintain good relations, but added: “How much are the lives of Ukrainians between the United States and Germany?”
The Ukrainian leader added that he still believes Biden can stop the pipeline.
“Still, I believe Biden is Jordan in politics,” Zelensky said, referring to NBA legend Michael Jordan and how he could lure opponents into a “false sense of victory.”
“If this is not the case, it will be a great pity, not only for me,” Zelenski said of the pipeline’s abandonment. “There will be a feeling that under these circumstances, Russia will have a great chance to prevail over the United States.”
A White House spokesman told Axios: “The State Department has regularly engaged with Ukrainian officials on Nord Stream 2.” the head of the president’s office for the content of the report. “