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Zelensky's advisors gain support of president-elect by European officials

Oleksandr Danyliuk and Ruslan Ryaboshapka held a series of meetings in Brussels
15:47, 4 May 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky, the president elect
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Advisors to president-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky came to Brussels and held a series of meetings with European officials. The latter agreed to support the priority steps of the politician. This is reported by the press service of Zelensky.

"We saw the support of our policy from Western partners and interest in stepping up cooperation with Ukraine during the presidency of Volodymyr Zelensky," said Olexander Danyliuk, Zelensky's advisor. He and Ruslan Ryaboshapka, during their visit to Brussels, held a number of meetings with European officials. In particular, on May 3, they met with members of the offices of the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Council Donald Tusk and Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hahn.

At the Canadian Embassy in Belgium members of Zelensky team also met with representatives of the countries participating in the conference on supporting reforms in Ukraine, which will take place in Toronto this summer. The main issue of discussion was the assistance of Western partners in the implementation of anti-corruption measures, judicial and economic reforms, ensuring the rule of law.

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Earlier, the Ukrainian Parliament registered the bill on holding the solemn session of the parliament devoted to the making an oath to the Ukrainian people by President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky on May 19, 2019. The document is passed to the review of the parliament’s authorities, as the website of the Verkhovna Rada reports.

The initiators of the decree were Serhiy Mishchenko, the MP without spinster party, Pavlo Pynzenyk, from the Committee on the Regulations and Organization of the Work of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Ruslan Kniazevych, from the Committee on Legal Policy and Justice, Andriy Pavelko, from the Budget Committee and Yuriy Savchuk, Committee on the Prevention and Counteraction of Corruption.

According to RBK, Volodymyr Zelensky will be able to dissolve the parliament, where the current President and his Petro Poroshenko Bloc gained the majority, in case his inauguration will be held until May 27.

According to Ukrainian law, the president has the right to dissolve the parliament not later than six months before the new elections. Thus, newly elected President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is the leader of the party the Servant of the People, can dissolve the Verkhovna Rada, if his official entering to the office will happen till May 27.

Related: Leaders of spinster parties to meet with Zelensky in Verkhovna Rada today

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