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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Klimkin to file his resignation

The parties met and discussed a number of issues
18:26, 6 May 2019

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin
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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin met with newly elected President Vladimir Zelensky and announced his resignation. Klimkin informed journalists about this on May 6, as the Interfax-Ukraine agency reported.

“No one will fire me because we must have a political culture. And in political culture, I think it will be right to let the new president choose those with whom he will work in such areas as foreign policy and defense. I have to offer the new president my resignation paper, and I will definitely do it. I have already said that I have my plans, including political ones It corresponds with my plans,” Klimkin said.

He added that a number of issues were discussed during the meeting with the Zelensky.

“We have discussed various issues and I believe that in areas where the principles and priorities coincide - and I am very optimistic in this - we will definitely cooperate. This applies to both future advice, if needed, as well as possible participation in the negotiations,” Klimkin summed up.

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As it was reported earlier, Oleksandr Syrsky replaced Serhiy Nayev as the Commander of Joint Forces in the east of Ukraine. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced the decision in Chasiv Yar on Monday, May 6.

Another statement was by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, who sees no reason to file for the resignation but is ready for it. 

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