Ukraine's President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy takes the oath of office in Kiev on Monday. Valentyn Ogirenko/ Reuters
Volodymyr Zelensky, a 41-year-old comedian with no political experience, took office as Ukraine’s president on Monday after winning a landslide election victory.
“I pledge to protect the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine,” the newly inaugurated president said during the ceremony in parliament in Kiev.
Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky steps into his new role as Ukrainian president with his inauguration on Monday, launching a new era for the country wracked by war and economic difficulties.
The comedian-turned-president’s Servant of the People party had around 42 per cent of the vote, well ahead of its nearest rival on just over 12 per cent, with 44 per cent of votes counted,
Ukraine passed similar legislation in 2015, clearing the way for bailout loans from the IMF, but the constitutional court overturned that bill in February on the grounds that it
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed in a phone call to Saudi Crown Prince has said that the UAE stands with Saudi Arabia in confronting all menacing threats to its security and stability.
The 26-year-old Arab defendant was hauled into the Criminal Court on Sept.9 for having blasphemed God while inside a Dubai Company on July 23. Witnesses reported him to the Rashidiyah Police Station.
In April 2019, the UAE and Saudi Arabia announced their commitment to providing 540,000 tonnes of wheat to enhance food security in Sudan. Last month, both countries shipped two batches of wheat totalling 140,000 tonnes.