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Ukraine's Foreign Minister resigns

The letter on resignation will be sent to the Verkhovna Rada and to the new President on the day of the inauguration, May 20
15:41, 17 May 2019

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin
MFA of Ukraine

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin stated that he resigns from his post. He recorded a video message and posted in on Facebook.

“As I promised, I have just written a letter on resignation. On Monday, on the day of inauguration, I will send it to the Verkhovna Rada and to the new President. I think this is right. It’s humanely, it’s right in terms of normal political culture, as we need it,” he said.

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Klimkin also explained that he told Zelensky about his decision earlier. According to him, the new President has a right for his own team and foreign policy strategy.

Klimkin added that he was ready to help the new authority. Besides, the Minister thanked for these “unique five years” of work.

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