Ukrainians are waiting for newly elected President Vladimir Zelensky to take office, but this process is delayed. This was announced on Facebook by extra-parliamentary deputy Viktor Baloga, commenting on Vladimir Zelensky’s appeal to the Verkhovna Rada to appoint the inauguration for May 19.
“Three out of four Ukrainians said that Poroshenko (the current president) should leave. But Peter believes that this is not serious,” the people’s deputy wrote.
According to Baloga, Poroshenko’s resignation as president will mean “the collapse of his empire.”
Earlier, Vladimir Zelensky appealed to the Verkhovna Rada demanding to accept the date of his inauguration on May 19.
«I appeal to the Verkhovna Rada. In the next meeting, you must set the date of inauguration for May 19. This is not what I demand. The people of Ukraine, in whose interests you have taken the oath, demand this,» Zelensky said.
He added that the country needs the normal operation of all institutions.
«Think about Ukraine. May 19. Vote,» summarized Zelensky.
The current president, Petro Poroshenko, in turn, said that he considered acceptable any date for the inauguration of the newly elected head of state, Vladimir Zelensky. But the date of inauguration, according to the law, should be determined by the Verkhovna Rada.
Poroshenko again confirmed his invitation to Vladimir Zelensky, sounded on April 30 — not waiting for the inauguration, to hold meetings to discuss the most important issues of the country’s life, as well as any other issues related to the transfer of authority and responsibility.
In «Blok Petro Poroshenko» also responded to the call Zalensky.
Recall that the newly elected president came to the parliament on May 4 to meet with his leadership and faction leaders to discuss inauguration and other issues. At the same time, commenting on the rumors about the dissolution of the Rada, he explained that it would be possible to say more specifically on this issue after joining the presidential powers. Also, Vladimir Zelensky wrote a letter to Speaker Andrei Parubiyu, in which he notes that it is important to avoid a power vacuum, and urges not to delay the inauguration.