Zelensky: I'm not saying that we are special and most important for U.S., but I'd really like it to be so
The United States will continue to support Ukraine irrespective of the change of administration in either country, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said.
"There are relations between the United States and Ukraine. The presidents can improve these relations, but it is hard to alter the sentiment in general. The United States is well disposed towards Ukraine and gives it support. No matter who becomes the president of the United States or Ukraine, the relations will exist," Zelensky said in an interview with the French media outlet Le Figaro published on the presidential website on Friday.
Zelensky said he could understand the long wait for a phone call with the new U.S. president. "Yes, it has been long. But that's okay, this is normal. I understand that the United States is a big country that has relations, support, or difficulties with many countries. I am not saying that we are special and crucial to the United States, although I would like that very much. I think, however, that we are very important now for the European part of the world, considering what is going on in Ukraine," he said.
According to Zelensky, Biden has a better understanding of the specific features of relations with Ukraine. "President Biden knows Ukraine better because he has been to Ukraine. It seems to me that he understands 'the Ukraine issue' better. However, we should judge by results. And it will take some time to get a result," he said.
"When the time comes, rest assured, I will say which U.S. president has been better for Ukraine," Zelensky added.