Presidential election in Ukraine: Western leaders congratulate Zelensky on victory

Source : 112 Ukraine

The president-elect won some three-quarters of all votes in the second round of the presidential election
08:47, 22 April 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky, the candidate for the presidency
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U.S. leader Donald Trump called Ukraine's president-elect Volodymyr Zelensky, congratulating him on the victory in the election. According to Ukrainska Pravda outlet, the conversation took place on the initiative of the U.S. side; however, there's been no official confirmation that the conversation took place, and no details of it were disclosed.

Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister also congratulated the president-elect of Ukraine. He posted this on Twitter. 'Congratulations to Volodymyr Zelenskiy on the results of the Ukrainian presidential election. I’m looking forward to working with you to continue strengthening the ties between Canada & Ukraine, and creating more opportunities for people in both our countries', Trudeau wrote. 

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The official also expressed his gratitude for the Canadian monitors who worked on the Ukrainian presidential election. 

The list of western leaders and authorities includes French President Emmanuel Macron, President of Poland Andrzej Duda, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hahn.

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