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New Ukraine President Zelenskiy says dissolving parliament

Ukraine’s President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy waves as he walks to take the oath of office ahead of his inauguration ceremony in the parliament hall, in Kiev, Ukraine May 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday announced he was dissolving parliament.

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

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets; writing by Matthias Williams

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