Ukraine’s FM Klimkin resigns ahead of Zelensky’s inauguration

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin speaks at a news conference during the meeting of NATO foreign ministers at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, December 4, 2018. © Reuters / Yves Herman / Free

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin has tendered his resignation, he said in a video posted on his Facebook page on Friday. “As I have promised, I have just written my letter of resignation,” he said.

Klimkin will send the letter to the Verkhovna Rada and to Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky after his inauguration on May 20.

The minister also announced his intention to run for the Ukrainian parliament, TASS reports. “I have a lot of different ideas and I hope to implement them, which is why I continue moving forward, I am going into politics, to the Verkhovna Rada,” Klimkin said.

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