Trump says Ukraine's new president, Zelenskiy, to visit White House soon

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy chairs a meeting with the country's military leadership in Kiev, Ukraine, August 7, 2019. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday that Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, was going to be invited to the White House and that he would be coming very soon.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he thought Zelenskiy was “a very reasonable guy” and that he was likely to make a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Zelenskiy, a television sitcom star, was elected in a landslide in May.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Jonas Ekblom; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Steve Orlofsky