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"A bit of a shock", - Zelensky about his first days in office

Source : 112 Ukraine

The President of Ukraine added that "there is a lot of work"
15:41, 28 May 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine
Presidential Administration press office

May 23, Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelensky who has no previous political experience said his first days in office have been "a bit of a shock", as CNA reported.

"There's a lot of work," he said.

Zelensky confirmed his promise to move out of the presidential offices in Kyiv downtown.

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"I do not like the atmosphere, the building. So we'll think what to do about it,” he noted.

Speaking of the newly appointed Head of the President’s Administration, many observers, “including Tomas Fiala, CEO of the Kyiv-based investment company Dragon Capital - expressed doubt that Bogdan would work for the benefit of Ukraine and not Kolomoysky.”

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"I don't know who Fiala is, he's not holding any state office so it's unclear on what grounds he's commenting. They are calling us every day, they want to invest the money as long as the president and the government can guarantee their rights are protected - that's our weak link. This is the main reason why investors will invest or not," he said. "It really has nothing to do with Bogdan," Zelensky reacted.

Volodymyr Zelensky assumed the office and became the sixth president of Ukraine. The solemn ceremony of inauguration took place in Kyiv on Monday, May 20. The new head of the state greeted the audience that welcomed him at Mariinsky Park in the downtown Kyiv. Zelensky passed the improvised corridor in the park, shaking hands and taking selfies with his supporters. The head of the state made the oath the traditional way, with his right hand on Peresopnytsia Gospels and the Constitution of Ukraine.

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky officially dissolved the Verkhovna Rada and appointed the snap elections for July 21. The Cabinet of Ministers should provide the financing of the elections.

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