The news is out: [WASHINGTON – As the White House scrambled in late August to swap Vice President Mike Pence into a pre-planned presidential trip to Poland, there was one meeting Pence was adamant stay on the schedule: a sit-down with Ukraine’s new president.
Nearly $400 million in U.S. military assistance that Ukraine was desperate for as a counter to Russian aggression had been on hold for weeks.
When Pence and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met on Sept. 1 in a windowless conference room of the Marriott in downtown Warsaw, the stalled aid was the first issue a frustrated Zelensky raised.
Pence, surrounded by both sides’ aides and Cabinet members, did not specifically discuss with Zelensky the reasons behind the hold, according to testimony in the impeachment inquiry. Instead, Pence assured Zelensky that the United States was still fully behind Ukraine and he would talk to President Donald Trump to try to get the assistance released.]
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