Zelensky stated this in an interview with the Washington Post publication and 4 other media outlets, the Ukrainian News Agency reports.
Ukrainian President said:
- Certainly, I am not happy about this arrangement, if I can call it that, and the format in which it was achieved
The newspaper wrote:
- Asked if he viewed the pact between the U. S. and Germany as a betrayal, Zelensky shrugged and smiled
- Zelensky said that he did not “really have much faith” that all of the commitments in the agreement would be met
- Zelensky said he would once again appeal to Biden to intervene during their meeting at the White House on August 31
The Office of the President of Ukraine has said that it considers the joint statement by the U. S. and Germany on Russia’s project for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a framework statement and that it expects further legal steps to effectively implement the agreements that were reached.
Zelensky himself had not commented on the U.S.-German joint statement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline until now.