Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky attends a news conference following his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. File photo/Reuters
Ukraine’s president has submitted a draft law to parliament criminalising illicit enrichment by officials, a condition for receiving support from the International Monetary Fund, the parliament website showed on Wednesday.
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 contravened the presumption of innocence.
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,
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.
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.
They agreed to hasten implementation of the China Myanmar Economic Corridor, a giant infrastructure scheme worth billions of dollars.
The extraordinary response by the participants showed the humility exhibited by the visionary leaders of the UAE.
The Fiji Meteorological Service said the wind gusts from Tino had increased to 155 kilometres per hour (96 miles per hour) and the danger of "destructive storm-force winds" and flooding remained.