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Zelensky becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The relevant decree was published on May 20
08:06, 21 May 2019

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has assumed the functions of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The respective decree No. 300/2019 was published on the President’s website.

The document on assumption of the mandate was published on May 20. Zelensky became the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces as he took office as the President of 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.

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