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President Joe Biden will welcome Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tothe White House on August 30. Images
President Biden to welcome Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House on August 30 and urge him to "tackle corruption", despite allegations of corruption in Ukraine involving his own family, the White House said on Wednesday.
As vice president, Biden led the Ukrainian policy of the Obama administration while his son Hunter Biden earned $ 83,000 a month in the board of directors of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, despite the lack of relevant experience in the industry.
Jen Psa, White House press secretary ki said: "The visit will confirm the unwavering support of the United States for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine in the face of the ongoing Russian aggression in Donbass and Crimea, our close cooperationion on energy security and our support for President Zelensky's efforts to fight corruption. and implement a reform program based on our common democratic values.
House Democrats impeached President Donald Trump in late 2019 following a call with Zelensky in which Trump suggested that Ukrainian authorities investigate the Bidens for corruption. The Senate acquitted Trump for allegedly abused its power.
The visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky "will affirm the unwavering support of the United States for the sovereignty of Ukraine," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. EPA
Biden asserted in 2019, "I never told my son about his overseas business relationships ". documents from a laptop computer that belonged to Hunter Biden indicate that young Biden Introduced a visiting Burisma executive to his father in 2015.
Recently released emailsposted by The Post indicate that Elder Biden attended a dinner at DC 's Cafe Milano which featured leader Burisma as well as Hunter Biden business associates from Russia and Kazakhstan.
Zelensky's visit comes as the Biden administration withdraws sanctions aimed at preventing Russia from finalizing a pipeline that bypasses Ukraine.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will bring gas directly to Germany, in theory allowing Russia to cut off gas flowing through Ukraine, depriving the poor country of an important source income.