1. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State:
"As for was I on the phone call, I was on the phone call. The phone call was in the context of, now I guess I've been the Secretary of State for coming on a year and a half, I know precisely what the American policy is with respect to Ukraine. It's been remarkably consistent. And we will continue to try to drive those set of outcomes. It's what our team including Ambassador Volker (former Ukraine envoy Kurt Volker) were focused on, was taking down the threat that Russia poses there in Ukraine. It was about helping the Ukrainians to get graft out and corruption outside of their government and to help now this new government, in the Ukraine, build a successful thriving economy. It's what the State Department officials that I have had the privilege to lead have been engaged in and that's what we will continue to do, even while all this noise is going on."