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Germany expects Ukraine to keep course on Euro-integration with new president

According to Consul General of Ukraine, German media and politicians followed closely the elections in Ukraine
08:53, 22 April 2019

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Germany expects that Ukraine will keep earlier chosen course for Euro-integration, as UNN news agency reports citing Consul General of Ukraine in Frankfurt Alla Polyova.

“The first thing, which is expected, is the continuation of the course chosen by Ukraine, of course. It is the most important,” Polyova emphasized.

Polyova said that on April 18, she met with one of the leaders of the local German party, which enters the coalition and on the results of the meeting it became known that the German authority observes the elections in Ukraine with great interest instead of apprehension.

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Besides, Consul General emphasized the fact that the elections were free, democratic, and transparent.

“It is very important that Ukraine sticks to its declared democratic principles,” the diplomat noted.

According to her, the German mass media covered the topic of the elections in Ukraine since the morning of the election day.

Earlier the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky on winning the presidential election. U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed his intensions to continue defending of Ukraine’s integrity during phone talk with Zelensky.

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According to the National exit poll, Volodymyr Zelensky has 73,2%, while Petro Poroshenko got 25,3%.

The second round of the elections of the President of Ukraine kicked off in Ukraine on April 21, at 8 a.m. Ukraine’s polling stations opened as scheduled across the country with some minor delays, which were quickly addressed. The voting traditionally lasted for 12 hours; the polls closed at 8 p.m.

Earlier Petro Poroshenko commented on the results of the exit polls and congratulated Zelensky on victory in the second tour of the elections.

 

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