First staff appointments of the newly elected President Volodymyr Zelensky might appear in the evening on May 21, as Andriy Bogdan, Zelensky’s Adviser on legal issues, said at the briefing broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
Speaking about a possible appointment of the Head of President’s Administration, Bogdan said that such decision was not made.
“Maybe, first staff appointments will appear tonight,” he specified.
“Volodymyr Zelensky believes that a person from close entourage, a person he trusts should hold this post (the Head of President’s Administration, - ed.). But I can’t say what decision he will make,” he stated.
Earlier, Andriy Bogdan claimed Zelensky’s intention to sign the decree on dissolution of Verkhovna Rada soon.
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.