President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met the heads of the foreign delegations and ambassadors of foreign states on May 20 as the presidential press service reported.
“I appreciate the fact that you were able to come to us in a very short time. I am grateful to the international partners for helping us conduct fair elections. Together we have proved that Ukraine is a democratic state. Thank you for your help in combating corruption, economic problems and, most importantly, in the fight against Russian aggression," Zelensky noted, opening the solemn reception of the foreign states’ representatives along with his wife Olena.
He also expressed the hope that the number of the international partners of Ukraine will grow and “Ukraine in the international community will become a reliable sister, whom everyone will be proud of”.
Volodymyr Zelensky finished his speech in the English language, promising that Ukraine will obtain glory all over the world. The guests, who came for the inauguration, welcomed the president of Ukraine.
The presidential press service noted that five leaders of the foreign states: President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili, President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė and President of Hungary János Áder, visited the inauguration of Zelensky.
Besides, Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič, United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and United States Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker, Minister of National Defence of Canada Harjit Sajjan, Vice President of Turkey Fuat Oktay, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova Tudor Ulianovschi, Chairman of the Milli Mejlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan Oktay Asadov, President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Jaroslav Kubera and other distinguished guests arrived in Ukraine.
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.