Trump calls Zelensky to congratulate on electoral victory

03:58, 22 April 2019
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"President Trump called to congratulate Volodymyr Zelensky (@zeteam_official) for his electoral victory and the Ukrainian people for a peaceful & democratic election. We will continue to support Ukraine's efforts to restore its territorial integrity and counter Russian aggression," U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker said on Twitter.

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Volker also thanked outgoing Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

"We commend Poroshenko for his courage in leading Ukraine through a tremendously difficult time and for his commitment to the democratic institutions of Ukraine and for accepting the will of the Ukrainian people," Volker said.

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