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