Thus, Zelensky has become the sixth president in the history of independent Ukraine.
Before the assumption of the presidency, Zelensky took an oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people.
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The text of the oath of the president of Ukraine
"I, (name and surname), by the will of the people elected the President of Ukraine, assuming this high post, solemnly swear allegiance to Ukraine. I commit myself to protect sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, to take care of the good of the Motherland and the well-being of the Ukrainian people, to uphold the rights and freedoms of citizens, to adhere to the Constitution of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine, to fulfill my duties in the interests of all compatriots, to increase the authority of Ukraine in the world. "
After that, the head of the CEC presents the certificate to the president of Ukraine, and the head of the Constitutional Court gives him the symbols of presidential power: a mace, a seal and a badge.
Next, the president spoke with the inaugural address.
As is known, the inauguration ceremony of the sixth president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky takes place in Kyiv. The solemn event has started at the session hall of the Ukrainian Parliament at 10 a.m. May 20.
After the inauguration at the Parliament, Zelensky will take part in the presentation ceremony of the commanders of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the ceremony of raising the State Flag of Ukraine. Then, together with his wife, he will greet the heads of foreign delegations. In the afternoon, Zelensky is scheduled to have bilateral meetings with these officials heads at the Presidential Administration of Ukraine.