President of Ukraine

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with relatives and friends of Ukrainians illegally detained in the Russian Federation and held captive by pro-Russia militants in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as Crimea.

The Head of State appealed to the Parliament to dismiss Pavlo Klimkin from the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak - from the post of Minister of Defense of Ukraine. The third submission concerns the dismissal of Vasyl Hrytsak from the post of Head of the Security Service of Ukraine.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy commissioned the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to immediately inform the Council of Europe and the United Nations of the legislative powers of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to engage in international cooperation and direct communication with anticorruption authorities of foreign states.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy instructed Chief of the General Staff - Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak to take personal control over the investigation into the circumstances of the crash of Mi-8 helicopter that took place in Rivne region late in the evening on Wednesday, May 29.

The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine will consider the problems in the coal industry. This was announced by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy on May 29 during the briefing in Lviv region.

The Head of State signed the relevant Decree on May 29. Oleksiy Otserklevych was recommended to the President by the current officers, as well as veterans, volunteers and journalists.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Lisova mine in Sokal district of Lviv region, where two miners were killed in the accident last night - Mykhailo Turko and Mykhailo Pavlyk. The Head of State spoke to the relatives of the miners and expressed deep condolences.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy will make a working visit to the EU and NATO institutions in Brussels on June 4-5.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that everything necessary would be done to return captive warriors. “We will act as fast and efficient as possible to free our men,” the Head of State emphasized.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with the mission of the International Monetary Fund in Ukraine headed by Ron van Roden in Kyiv. The meeting was also attended by Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Yakiv Smolii and Minister of Finance Oksana Markarova.