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Zelensky's team preparing response to issuing Russian passports to Donbas residents

During a visit to Brussels, his advisors held a series of meetings with European officials and agreed to support the priority steps of the politician
18:11, 4 May 2019

Voldymyr Zelensky
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President-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that his team would have proposals for the Ukrainian Parliament regarding Russia’s actions on issuing Russian passports to residents of Donbas. He stated this before meeting with the heads of parliamentary factions in Verkhovna Rada, reports 112 Ukraine.

"We are preparing. We have several moves, let's say. We must be creative, fast and smart in this: as we are. Therefore, we will prepare and then we will show everything. I will go and tell you - there are no secrets",  told reporters the newly elected president.

At the same time, he added that he intended to discuss issues, including his inauguration with the MPs.

"There may also be different meetings, separate meetings. But first, we agreed to hold this first meeting, and at least agree on something," Zelensky added, stressing that he was waiting for fruitful negotiations.

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During a visit to Brussels, his advisors held a series of meetings with European officials and agreed to support the priority steps of the politician. 

"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 Oleksandr 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.

Related: Verkhovna Rada registers decree on date of Zelensky’s inauguration

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