Presidential candidate Zelensky introduces his team

22:30, 18 April 2019
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Zelensky named his team of experts during the Pravo na Vladu (Right to Power) TV program on TV Channel 1+1.

"These are professional people, specialists, young people, bright, intelligent people who will go to the Presidential Administration with me. We do not distribute posts, we give positions – who of them will be the best that will get this or that position," he said.

Zelensky described the members of his team as "volunteers in politics."

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"Jointly with these people, we will be building a strong and powerful Ukraine, which is not Russia's small sister, which is not a corrupt partner of Europe, but our independent Ukraine," he added.

"About our experts: Ruslan Stefanchuk is our visionary, he is responsible for reforming state and legal institutions and legislative work, a great scientist;

Ivan Bakanov, the head of the Servant of the People Party, he is responsible for interaction with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;

Dmytro Razumkov is in charge of domestic policy;

Oleksandr Danylyuk [takes care of] international relations, economy, financial and banking policy – Oleksandr was a minister, this is his only drawback;

Ruslan Ryaboshapka [is for] law enforcement and anti-corruption policy;

Halyna Yanchenko is an expert on anti-corruption policy and digital solutions for the state;

Denys Monastyrsky's work includes law enforcement agencies;

Serhiy Ionushas [will be responsible for] the justice system;

Ivan Aparshyn is a security and defense expert;

Iryna Venediktova is responsible for reforms in the judicial system;

Danylo Hetmantsev's areas are economy, finance and taxation;

Viktoria Strakhova is responsible for the banking sector;

Mykhailo Fedoriv heads Ze! Team's digital direction;

Oleksandr Merezhko is an expert on international relations and democracy;

Oleh Bondarenko is in charge of economic policy;

Maryna Bardina is responsible for gender equality policy;

Serhiy Kalchenko is an expert on electoral legislation, European standards in the field of human rights;

Andriy Gerus is responsible for energy, housing and utilities services and antimonopoly regulation;

Serhiy Babak is an expert on education and science;

Yevhen Komarovsky is an expert in the field of medicine," he said.

Zelensky was supposed to introduce his team at a debate at Kyiv's Olimpiysky Stadium on April 19.

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