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Foreign, Defense ministers to resign after Zelensky’s inauguration, - president-elect’s advisor

Razumkov thinks that Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko should also resign
23:57, 14 May 2019

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Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak might resign after the inauguration, as NewsOne reported citing Dmytro Razumkov, the Political Advisor of President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky.

Razumkov thinks that Klimkin and Poltorak will resign as soon as Zelensky obtains authorities of the president. He is sure by 99% in it.

“I never say 100% but 99% that it will not take place,” Razumkov said answering the question whether Klimkin and Poltorak will stay at their positions.

Related: Verkhovna Rada proposed to hold Zelensky's inauguration on May 17 or May 28

Moreover, Zelensky’s advisor noted that his team wants the dismissal of Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko.

“The Prosecutor General should at least have a law degree,” Razumkov said.

Zelensky, the popular comedian and actor won the presidential election in Ukraine in both rounds, held on March 31 and April 28. He scored almost 75 percent of all votes, while his opponent, the incumbent President Petro Poroshenko collected 24,25 percent. 

Related: Regulation Committee to decide on date of Zelensky's inauguration on May 15

As we reported earlier, President-Elect Volodymyr Zelensky recorded a message to the parliament, where he called on the MPs to appoint the date of the inauguration on May 19 in order to cease the staff activity of the current President Petro Poroshenko.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko respects the choice of Ukrainians and the positions of the highest legislative body. He will accept any date of inauguration, which the Verkhovna Rada will appoint.

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