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Deputy Foreign Minister Zerkal writes letter of resignation

According to Zerkal, she "leaves the post of deputy minister, but remains a diplomat and a caring person"
15:30, 28 November 2019

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Olena Zerkal, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on European Integration, has written a letter of resignation. The diplomat reported about it on her Facebook page.

In particular, Zerkal posted a photo of the letter itself.

"I leave the post of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, but I remain a diplomat and a caring person," Zerkal said.

Related: Ukraine will demand compensation from Russia after Hague’s court passes judgment, - Zerkal

The diplomat also thanked the colleagues with whom she worked for the last 5 and a half years and stressed that no one gave the team instructions, did not force them to work, and the result was achieved due to everyone's indifference.

As we reported earlier, Zerkal claimed her intentions to leave the office - something she has been planning for a while. The diplomat said so in a show at Channel 24.

"This week, I will fulfill my final task, I'll hold the hearing in the Hague under the new arbitrary case, which concerns our ships detained last year and held in Russia, and our sailors. And that's it, like I said", Zerkal said.

She said she wanted to "take a break" and named some other reasons for such a decision. When asked if she wanted to stay in the Foreign Ministry, as part of the system that would resist Russian aggression.

Related: Deputy Foreign Minister Zerkal leaves office

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