I keep my fingers crossed for Ukraine so that political changes and reforms would benefit its people. Richard Raši, Deputy Prime Minister, said this after the inauguration of her new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he attended the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
The Slovak Deputy Prime Minister wished a lot of strength to the newly elected President of Ukraine and his wife in implementing the political reforms aimed at bringing our Eastern neighbor closer to the European Union.
Apart from Deputy Prime Minister Raši, the inauguration ceremony was also attended by Maroš Šefčovič, the Vice-President of the European Commission, and Lukáš Parízek, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, who represented Slovakia as the OSCE presiding country.
At Heads of State level, the presidents of Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Hungary attended the inauguration. President V. Zelensky won the second round of the presidential election on April 21 with 73.2% of the votes of the Ukrainian voters.