Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has publicly announced that Ukraine would offer asylum to the government employee who blew the whistle on President Donald Trump's attempt to get Zelensky to investigate possible corruption in Joe and Hunter Biden's business dealings there.
Before leaving New York for his return to Ukraine, Zelensky said of the as yet unidentified whistle-blower:
"Just as I have stood for the civil rights of Russian artists who were denied entry into my country, I stand for the right of even the lowliest government worker, in any country, to bring to light illegal activities by even the highest officer in the land.
"When your president threatens retaliation against the whistle-blower, my country steps forward with an offer of asylum to that endangered person. If the US President will not honor his own First Amendment's right of free speech, Ukraine will."