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President Zelensky discusses Russian gas transit with European Commission Vice-President Šefčovič

Volodymyr Zelensky also thanked for the solidary position of the European Commission in countering implementation of Nord Stream 2 construction
10:06, 21 May 2019

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Vice-President of the European Commission for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, May 20, 2019
Presidential Administration press office

At the meeting with Vice-President of the European Commission for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky discussed the question of Russian gas transit through Ukraine, as President’s website reports.

"As President of Ukraine, I count on the further support of the European Commission in the framework of the process of negotiations between Ukraine, EU and Russia with a view to concluding a contract for the transit of Russian natural gas through Ukraine's gas pipelines after 2019. We will also be grateful for the solidarity of the EU with regard to the counteraction to the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline,” Volodymyr Zelensky stressed.

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He also thanked for the solidary position of the European Commission in countering implementation of Nord Stream 2 construction.

Volodymyr Zelensky assumed the office and became the sixth president of Ukraine. The solemn ceremony of inauguration took place in Kyiv on Monday, May 20. The new head of the state greeted the audience that welcomed him at Mariinsky Park in the downtown Kyiv. Zelensky passed the improvised corridor in the park, shaking hands and making selfies with his supporters. The head of the state made the oath the traditional way, with his right hand on Peresopnytsia Gospels and the Constitution of Ukraine. In his bold speech, the new leader announced he would dismiss the Ukrainian Parliament. He also urged the Ukrainian Government to resign if they could not act effectively anymore.

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