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Zelensky, Freeland discuss settlement of Donbas conflict, fight against corruption

The Canadian Foreign Minister noted that in some areas, Canada could take an example from Ukraine
16:22, 8 May 2019

The president-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a meeting with Foreign Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland
www.ukrinform.ua

The president-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Canada Chrystia Freeland. This was reported by the press service of Zelensky, according to Ukrinform agency.

It is reported that Zelensky and Freeland discussed the fight against corruption and Minsk format for resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The president-elect noted that he wanted not to talk about the fight against corruption, but to overturn it. He added that for this purpose his team would do it so that citizens could contact the officials as little as possible.

“Our goal is a state in a smartphone,” Zelensky explained.

During the meeting, Freeland noted that in some areas, Canada could take an example from Ukraine. In particular, this applies to the system of electronic declarations.

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The Canadian Foreign Minister stated that Zelensky could count on Canada's support on the international stage.

According to Zelensky's press service, the parties also discussed the ways for a peaceful settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

“We have a chance to stop the fire and return Donbas,” Volodymyr Zelensky said.

It was also discussed about a powerful Ukrainian representation at the conference on support of reforms in Ukraine which would be held in Toronto in July 2019.

As it was reported earlier, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent met with President-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr ZelenskyGeorge Kent, the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau at the U.S. Department of State came to Kyiv May 8. Kent is supposed to meet with Ukrainian colleagues; the sides are to discuss political and economic reforms in Ukraine and the ongoing Russian aggression

Related: Zelensky met with head of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

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