Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky announces dissolution of Parliament

KYIV, Ukraine: The newly sworn-in Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has announced the dissolution of the Ukrainian Parliament and announced early parliamentary elections in the Country within two months, said a report by Azerbaijan’s News Agency AZERTAC.

“I dissolve the 8th Verkhovna Rada,” Vladimir Zelensky said in his first address to the Ukrainian people, which he made in the Rada hall right after taking oath.

Vladimir Zelensky, at the same time, called on the deputies to adopt a number of important laws during the two remaining months before the end of their term of office, in particular, to abolish the Parliamentarian immunity.

The Ukrainian president said that he also insists on open election lists for the Rada elections.

The president also called on the deputies to dismiss Ukrainian security service, prosecutor general, and minister of defense.

President Vladimir Zelensky also said that his first task is to achieve a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. He said that dialogue with Russia could only happen after the return of Ukrainian territory and prisoners of war.

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