"I consider the elections that have taken place not as a defeat. And this is why I am most proud to have established a new democratic tradition in Ukraine. These were free and fair elections in which my opponent won, and I congratulated him on this," Poroshenko said.
He also noted the beginning of the new democratic tradition in Ukraine – the pass of the authority in accordance with the European standards. Besides, Poroshenko stated that he “brought his country into a new era of freedom and democracy in accordance with European standards”.
Before the assumption of the presidency, Zelensky took an oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people. Later, Volodymyr Zelensky officially took the office of the President of Ukraine.
As is known, the inauguration ceremony of the sixth president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky took place in Kyiv. The solemn event started at the session hall of the Ukrainian Parliament at 10 a.m. May 20.
After the inauguration at the Parliament, Zelensky took part in the presentation ceremony of the commanders of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the ceremony of raising the State Flag of Ukraine. Then, together with his wife, he will greet the heads of foreign delegations. In the afternoon, Zelensky is scheduled to have bilateral meetings with these officials heads at the Presidential Administration of Ukraine.
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