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Merkel congratulates Zelensky, invites him to Berlin

Chancellor of Germany assured Zelensky in the further support of Ukraine
18:31, 22 April 2019

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Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel congratulated Volodymyr Zelenksy on the victory at the presidential elections and invited him to Berlin, as German government reported.

“Dear Mr. Zelensky, congratulate you on the election for the post of the president of Ukraine,” the chancellor said.

She noted that the relations between both countries have intensified in political, economic, social, and cultural dimensions after the Revolution of Dignity.

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Merkel has stated that the settlement of the situation in Ukraine and peaceful settlement of Donbas conflict are very important for Donbas as well as holding of the centralized judicial reforms, decentralization, and fight against corruption. She added that Germany would continue to actively support Ukraine, especially in its right for the sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“I would like to see you in Berlin soon. I wish you happiness and success amid tasks, which you facing,” Merkel appealed to Zelensky.

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

Related: Second round of Ukraine's presidential elections was fair, without substantive violations

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.

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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