Trump the impeachment controversy overshadowed other news in the Ukraine

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Ukraine was thrust into the spotlight, as the country of interest in the center of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry in the United States — but in the competitive Land, the controversy has especially since overshadowed by the urgent internal problems.

The Ukrainians, the eyes are focused on their own safety and survival, far away from the drama around the Capitol. Some complain that the Ukraine is the long-standing connection with the corruption now front and center on the international stage.

“In Ukraine, very few people are versed in the matter deeply,” said Alexey Pristup, a 23-year-old TV presenter in the Ukrainian city of Odessa. “I’m angry, dragged Ukraine into this. It spoils us in (our) image.”


The scandal broke last month, and it is a whistleblower revealed in a lawsuit against President Trump in the Wake of a July 25 call with the Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky. Triggered the question, to examine whether the US President delayed sending military aid to Kiev as part of a more significant push to advance personal interests and the pressure on the government, the Biden deal of potential in 2020, a political rival of Joe, whose son, Hunter, served on the board of a large energy company.

In this October. 11, 2012, file photo Hunter Biden waits for the start in the to his father, Vice President Joe Biden’s, debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky. In the year 2014, then-Vice-President Joe Biden to the forefront of American diplomatic efforts to support Ukraine’s fragile democratic government, as you fend off attempted Russian aggression and the roots of the corruption. So she raised her eyebrows, if Biden’s son Hunter was hired by a Ukrainian gas company. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)

In the days following Kiev’s role in the burgeoning Washington-scandal the topic has been revealed, in the headlines about the Ukraine. While it maintains a steady stream of news and op-eds to assert the most on the ground, your focus and your press is centered on more important domestic issues.

“The indictment is an American-only concern and not really a massive Problem in Ukraine, and is likely to remain so, as long as there is no impact on the current policy of the USA to Kiev,” Christopher Hartwell, a professor at Bournemouth University in England, and the former President of the focus on Eastern Europe, Center for Social and Economic Research, told Fox News.

In fact, observers say that the political drama gripping Washington is primarily discussed, of science, of economic and political elites and is far from the mind of the average Ukrainian.

“Other issues related to corruption, land reform, economic relations, and updates from the war to dominate the Ukraine-news-cycles…and I am sure that (President) Zelensky and the Ukrainians know that the Democrats said, only with them as farmers in the United States, the political stance,” Hartwell.

The attention is however, invited to reflect on some of the in the country, about the past administration’s handling of the Ukraine situation and threw a scrutinizing glance at the Biden name — a name that is not necessarily widely known in the nation of 45 million Euro and is considered to be the poorest in the region.

While his father served as Vice President of the United States, and was tasked with the monitoring of the Ukrainian Affairs, Hunter Biden, has been controversial in the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian private gas company Burisma-elected, despite a lack of experience in the energy arena, and questions about conflicts of interest.

“Vice President Joe Biden, who is President Obama’s point person in Ukraine since at least 2009, was perceived as a fighter against corruption,” said Kenneth McCallion, a former Federal Prosecutor and expert on organized crime, the representative of the former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and U.S. business interests in Ukraine. “But the Ukrainians think that it was inappropriate for hunter on the board of Burisma.”

Viktor Panchak, a risk assessment of the security specialist in Kiev reiterated the view that only a small fraction of the privileged sector of the population is involved in the impeachment process, but also that, within the energy sector has long abdicated critical views in relation to Hunter Biden’s foray into the industry by joining the Board of Directors in April 2014.

“It was recognized a change, if he was treated a member of the Board Burisma, as a special”, Panchak. “It was given top coverage by the policy. There is no fog without fire in this country.”

And the name Biden is one that solves a mixed reaction.

“(Joe) Biden is a clever man with something fraudulent inclinations, but everyone is in the own interest of the families”, suspected Valentina Iliana, a 49-year-old from Odessa.

Nevertheless, Trump apparently maintains a constant and stable situation in the Ukraine, many Ukrainians claimed, primarily borne out of distrust for the previous governments.

“A lot of people were disappointed to help the Obama administration, their country, after Russia invaded in the year 2014. Kiev repeatedly asked to provide the Obama White house, lethal weapon, the Javelin anti-tank missiles, specifically. But the move was not approved until trump came to office,” said Nolan Peterson, a Ukraine-based correspondent for The Daily Signal, a news platform from The Heritage Foundation. “The indictment story is far from the biggest story in the Ukraine. Joe is a household name in the Ukraine is not Biden.”

FILE In this 6. March 2019 file photo, then U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, center, sits at her meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev, Ukraine. (Mikhail Palinchak, Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)

To be connected with something that has frustrated as a Washington furor, some of the Ukrainians and on the edge. Problems of abuse of power and judicial independence from political forces remain sensitive issues.


“The situation with Trump and the possible impeachment not really worried Ukrainians now,” said Serhii Shpota, a 29-year-old web-developer, comes from Russia-occupied Lugansk region. “I had never heard of Biden before this scandal, but I definitely do not want that Ukraine is a pressure medium in American politics.”

According to Ken Rosenblum, a former senior Obama administration officials and Senate intelligence committee staffer, catapulted you into the limelight of power, many in the Ukraine “very nervous.”

“They are opponents, I used to go to a political system with a fair amount of corruption, and a story, after the political. It must be disheartening for you,” he said. “And you are to say looking at the big picture of what is going on in Syria, and the United States withdraw so abruptly, how confident are you in the (US-protection measures). You have no other options.”


Julia Vovkodav contributed to this report.

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