Fugitive president Yanukovych congratulates Zelensky on presidency

Source : 112 Ukraine

ZeTeam informed they can do without such greetings
11:54, 22 April 2019

Viktor Yanukovych, ex-President of Ukraine (February 25, 2010 – February 22, 2014)
Ukrainian President

Ukraine’s ex-president Viktor Yanukovych congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky with his victory in the presidential elections in Ukraine. Yuriy Kirasir, Yanukovych’ press secretary, published the respective greeting on his Facebook page.

“I sincerely congratulate you with being elected as the President of Ukraine. Ukrainians entrusted you with this post when our country undergoes a difficult period. Peace-loving Ukrainian nation is divided and radicalized more than ever,” Yanukovych’ message reads.

At the same time, the fugitive president called combat actions in Donbas “fratricidal warfare” and accused the current Head of State Petro Poroshenko of all the troubles.

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Yanukovych noted that the newly elected President faces many challenges.

“To improve the welfare of the Ukrainians. To replace fear and gloom of the people with hope and faith for better, to bring things which unite, and not separate,” ex-president believes.

In his appeal, Yanukovych “bows low to wise Ukrainian people, who did not let someone fool them, did not fall for provocations and lies, and made a conscious choice.”

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In its turn, ZeTeam informed they can do without such greetings, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

“Over the election campaign, Zelensky’s team received the so-called support of the Russian propagandists and former Ukrainian officials. We can make it without this support and such greetings,” Dmytro Razumkov, the Spokesperson of Zelensky’s headquarters stated.


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