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UN: Zelenskiy says only his son can pressure him amid Trump Ukraine call00:41

UN: Zelenskiy says only his son can pressure him amid Trump Ukraine call

United Nations, New York City
September 25, 2019 at 12:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy commented on his July phone call with US President Donald Trump, while speaking on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday.

Asked by Russian journalists if he had felt pressured by Trump, the Ukrainian leader said "No one can put me under pressure, because I am the president of an independent country. Only one person can put pressure on me - and that's my son, who is six years old."

Trump is alleged to have asked Zelenskiy during the phone call to find damaging information on the business dealings of Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Hunter Biden worked as a board member in an Ukrainian gas company between 2014-2019.

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry into Trump over the allegations on Tuesday.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy commented on his July phone call with US President Donald Trump, while speaking on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday.

Asked by Russian journalists if he had felt pressured by Trump, the Ukrainian leader said "No one can put me under pressure, because I am the president of an independent country. Only one person can put pressure on me - and that's my son, who is six years old."

Trump is alleged to have asked Zelenskiy during the phone call to find damaging information on the business dealings of Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Hunter Biden worked as a board member in an Ukrainian gas company between 2014-2019.

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry into Trump over the allegations on Tuesday.

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