Joe Biden snapped at more calls for help from Ukraine’s Zelenskyy in June: report | world news
US President Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy have been on the phone regularly since Russia invaded Ukraine. However, a phone call between the two leaders in June was different, a report said, when Joe Biden lost his temper when Zelenskyy asked for more help.
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The American people are quite generous and the US military is working hard to help Ukraine, Joe Biden told Zelensky, raising his voice. NBC reports.
Joe Biden told Zelensky the latter could show a little more gratitude, the report goes on to say.
The report comes at a time when Joe Biden is facing opposition from some Republicans and Democrats over providing aid to Ukraine while he seeks another package for the war-ravaged country.
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In the call, NBC quoted a source as saying, “Biden has been direct with Zelensky regarding handling of the issues in relevant military channels, but the exchange was not heated or angry.”
After the June call, Zelenskyi’s team attempted to defuse tensions with Joe Biden, and the President of Ukraine publicly thanked Joe Biden for the promised help.
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“I had an important meeting with US President Biden today. I am grateful for this support. This is especially important for our defense in Donbass,” Zelenskyy said at the time.
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