I will accept any date of inauguration appointed by Parliament, - Poroshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Incumbent head of the state commented on the statement by President-Elect Volodymyr Zelensky, who recorded an appeal to the parliament, where he called on the MPs to appoint the date of the inauguration on May 19
23:07, 10 May 2019

Petro Poroshenko
President's press service

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko respects the choice of Ukrainians and the positions of the highest legislative body. He will accept any date of inauguration, which the Verkhovna Rada will appoint, as this is within their authority. The press service of Presidential Administration told this to

Thus, the Administration commented on the video message of President-Elect Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he called MPs to appoint an inauguration on May 19.

"Ukraine is not a room at the Egyptian hotel, as it seems to Mr. Zelensky. The transfer of power is a complex and responsible procedure, and Petro Poroshenko tries to implement it in accordance with the European tradition, which is the norm in democratic countries. Therefore, he confirms his invitation of Volodymyr Zelensky, as he said on April 30, to meet and discuss the most important issues of the country's life without waiting for the inauguration, as well as any other issues related to the transfer of authority and responsibilities,” the report said.

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Therefore, in the team of Petro Poroshenko does not accept any claims regarding the alleged delay in the inauguration.

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“At the same time, they regard the fact that the elected President has finally violated Ihor Kolomoysky's monopoly on the public formation of the agenda of the new government and at least somehow demonstrated his own position as the positive one ... Possibly even without consulting their common lawyer,” the report added.

Earlier, President-Elect Volodymyr Zelensky recorded an appeal to the parliament, where he called on the MPs to appoint the date of the inauguration on May 19 in order to cease the staff activity of the current President of Petro Poroshenko.  


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