Ukraine's president says in a new interview that he never discussed a "quid pro quo" with President Trump, but criticized any blocking of U.S. security aid for his country at a time when it is at war with Russia.
"I never talked to the president from the position of a quid pro quo. That’s not my thing," Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with Time published Monday.
"I don’t want us to look like beggars. But you have to understand. We’re at war," he said. "If you’re our strategic partner, then you can’t go blocking anything for us. I think that’s just about fairness. It’s not about a quid pro quo. It just goes without saying."