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Zelenskiy sworn in as Ukrainian President

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Zelenskiy sworn in as Ukrainian President

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 May 2019, 04:22 pm

Kiev, May 20 (Sputnik) Volodymyr Zelenskiy took office of allegiance to the Ukrainian people at a special ceremony held at the Ukrainian parliament on Monday, and the head of the country's Constitutional Court announced that he had assumed office of the Ukrainian president, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

Zelenskiy was sworn in by the head of the Ukrainian Constitutional Court. He took the oath by placing his hand on Peresopnytsia Gospel, a manuscript that contains the first known example of old Ukrainian translation of the canonical texts, and on the cover of the Ukrainian Constitution.

"I, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, elected by the will of the people as the president of Ukraine, assuming this high office, do solemnly swear allegiance to Ukraine. I pledge with all my undertakings to protect the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, to provide for the good of the Motherland and the welfare of the Ukrainian people, to protect the rights and freedoms of citizens, to abide by the Constitution of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine, to exercise my duties in the interests of all compatriots, and to enhance the prestige of Ukraine in the world," Zelenskiy said.

Zelenskiy signed the text of the oath and handed it over to the head of the Ukrainian Constitutional Court. She announced that Zelenskiy had assumed the post of the country's president.

After that, Zelenskiy received the official symbols of power — the collar of the president, the official seal and the so-called bulawa, a ceremonial mace.

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Zelenskiy sworn in as Ukrainian President

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