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For U.S. President Donald Trump, the White House’s publication on Wednesday of a memo summarizing his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy fueled a domestic political crisis. For Zelenskiy, it was a far-reaching diplomatic disaster.

Zelenskiy’s comments to the Republican Trump, disclosed in the summary, will likely irk U.S. Democrats, risking the bipartisan U.S. support that Kyiv requires, and also irritate France and Germany, which Zelenskiy criticized in the same exchange.

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