Today, may 20, in Kiev, former head of the “Studio “Kvartal 95” and Ukraine’s President-elect Vladimir Zelensky took the oath and officially entered his office.
The inauguration ceremony took place in the session hall of the Verkhovna Rada in the presence of the deputies, invited the foreign representatives and journalists.
Without incidents has not managed: during the transfer certificate of the President, the document fell to the floor. Opponents Zelensky immediately saw this as a bad sign, Recalling how before the inauguration ceremony of the President-the fugitive Victor Yanukovych in front of him closed the door.
After the transfer of the symbols of the power of the order, the seals and maces Zelensky addressed the citizens of Ukraine and officials.
In his speech, he called his priority task – the cessation of military conflict in the Donbass. Zelensky quoted former US President Ronald Reagan: “Government does not solve our problem, and it is our problem“. With this American leader is often compared Zelensky, since Reagan came into politics from other spheres of activities: he was an actor.
Here are a few highlights from circulation Zelensky:
- Urged officials not to hang in their offices portraits of him as President.
- Said that in the Donbass killed each of the Ukrainians.
- “We must become the Icelanders in football, Israelis in the defense sector, Japanese technology“.
- Told deputies to adopt the law on the lifting of parliamentary immunity.
- “I’ll do anything to Ukrainians, at least no more crying“.
One of the main statements which have sounded from lips of the President was the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada. It happened once a few days ago it became known that the second largest faction of the Parliament “popular front” came out of the coalition.
The speaker of Parliament by Andrey paruby at the end of the ceremony, ironically concluded: “it Was fun“.
The US President Donald trump was one of the first who congratulated Zelensky victory after the second round of elections in Ukraine. Today to Kiev there has arrived delegation of 15 people led by Minister of energy Rick Perry and the special representative of the us state Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker. Representatives of the Russian Federation was not invited.
The inauguration of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky: first decree – dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada updated: May 20, 2019 author: Katerina Moskalets