President's envoy in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Artur Gerasimov has said outgoing President Petro Poroshenko is ready to hand over power to President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky at any time, and that he does not reject any inauguration date.
"This week, and here I support the Verkhovna Rada chairman, the parliament will determine the date of inauguration of the newly elected president of Ukraine. The process of handover of power should take place in accordance with the law and in compliance with key democratic traditions," he said at a meeting of the Conciliatory Council of faction leaders and chairmen of parliamentary committees, according to a UNIAN correspondent.
"Immediately after the decision of the relevant profile committee, we'll urgently appoint a meeting of the faction and determine what we will vote for," Gerasimov said.
"I would like to emphasize that Petro Poroshenko is ready to hand over power at any time, and that he does not reject any dates. I would like to emphasize today it is the full responsibility of the Ukrainian parliament, not of the president of Ukraine," he added.