Ukraine president says he thought only Trump's side of conversation would be released

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Wednesday that he though only President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump on Kanye West's presidential run: 'He is always going to be for us' Marie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He 'deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this' Trump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' MORE's side of a call between the two leaders would be published, Reuters reported.

“I personally think that sometimes such calls between presidents of independent countries should not be published,” Zelensky told Ukrainian media in a briefing in New York that was broadcast in Ukraine, according to Reuters.

“I just thought that they would publish their part,” he added.

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The White House on Wednesday released a partial transcript of the July call between Trump and Zelensky that is at the center of an impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats on Tuesday.

According to the memo of the call, Trump pressed Zelensky to work with his personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiNadler: Barr dealings with Berman came 'awfully close to bribery' READ: Ousted Manhattan US Attorney Berman testifies Barr 'repeatedly urged' him to resign Ousted Manhattan US Attorney Berman to testify before House next week MORE and Attorney General William BarrBill BarrBarr says Black Lives Matter 'distorting the debate' Barr: Don't defund police, invest in them Nadler: Barr dealings with Berman came 'awfully close to bribery' MORE to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' Trump says he'll wear mask during upcoming trip to Walter Reed Latino group 'Mi Familia Vota' launches M voter turnout campaign targeting swing states MORE’s role in the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor.

Trump had said earlier that Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoIn Russian bounty debate, once again this administration lacks intelligence Trump administration sanctions Chinese officials over human rights abuses WHO sets up independent panel to assess global coronavirus response MORE got permission from Ukraine to release the partial transcript.

"Secretary of State Pompeo received permission from Ukraine Government to release the transcript of the telephone call I had with their President," he tweeted Tuesday. "They don’t know either what the big deal is."