German Chancellor Angela Merkel, following U.S. President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has congratulated Ukraine's President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky.

"I congratulate you on your election as President of Ukraine. The Federal Government will continue to vigorously assist Ukraine in its right to sovereignty and territorial integrity. I would be glad to welcome you soon in Berlin," the Federal Government's press service quoted Merkel as saying on April 22.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, the Central Election Commission of Ukraine has processed 95% of the protocols from the precinct election commissions in the second round of the presidential elections in Ukraine, stating some 73% of the voters supported presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky.