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In his controversial phone call with the President of Ukraine, Donald Trump described her as bad news.

But the press conference veritably circled aid to Ukraine's characteristic within the impeachment inquiry within the United States - Zelenskiy at one point diminished his head in mock exasperation and grinned at yet yet another ask on the topic.

But he said the issue was not discussed in the phone call with Trump.

But others familiar with the matter said the move came after officials became aware of the internal concerns and wanted to prevent additional people from reading the document.

Ukraine's top prosecutor last week said his office would review several cases related to the owner of the gas company where Hunter Biden sat on the board, and Zelenskiy on Thursday invited USA and Ukrainian prosecutors to cooperate, but insisted he would not interfere.

A former comedian who won a landslide election victory in April despite having no political experience, the 41-year-old Zelensky has been unwillingly drawn into a political battle in Washington between Mr Trump and his Democratic opponents.

Zelensky said the US has not provided any details of such interference.

"We are an independent country, we have relations with many countries", not just the USA, he said. "This was not the subject of our conversation", Zelensky told reporters during a "media marathon" at a Kiev food court. Trump has denied those claims, and the military aid has since been released to Ukraine.

Zelenskiy told reporters that Trump didn't blueprint to blackmail him all over a telephone name in July or a gathering in September.

Mr Zelenskiy is notably trying to end a five-year conflict with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, and is treading carefully to ensure continued support from the U.S. while trying to make peace with powerful neighbour Russian Federation.

He told reporters Thursday that the main goal of his conversation with Trump was to set up a meeting with the American president and show reform measures were in place in Ukraine.

He said the call "wasn't linked to weapons or the story with (Ukrainian gas company) Burisma", where Mr Biden's son Hunter served on the board.

'And in case we need to find a solution to questions of this level, questions about our country's security, we use all our powerful possibilities.' He didn't elaborate.

Ukraine's president just can't stop talking. He's treading carefully to ensure continued support from the USA while trying to make peace with powerful neighbor Russian Federation.

Most of the questions at Thursday's unusual media event related to the Russian Federation conflict or Ukraine's economic troubles.

During his July 25 call with Zelenskiy, Trump mentioned CrowdStrike, a security firm hired by the DNC that detected the hack. No evidence of such a plot has emerged.

"(In that case) ... we would stop going, for the near future, under this government, we would stop pursuing that path and will look for other options", he told reporters.

Trump responded to Zelensky's comments as well, saying on Twitter that he had done "nothing wrong".

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