Turchynov (left) and Poroshenko (right) / Photo from UNIAN

Outgoing Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a letter of resignation submitted by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov.

Corresponding decree No. 297/2019 dated May 19 was posted on the president's website.

"Oleksandr Valentynovych Turchynov shall be relieved of his position as Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine," the decree says.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, NSDC Chief Turchynov on May 17 submitted a letter of resignation as Poroshenko's presidency is expiring.

The swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky is scheduled for Monday, May 20.

Under Ukrainian legislation, the candidacy of the NSDC Secretary along with those of the foreign and defense ministries, the SBU chief and the chief prosecutor shall be appointed (with the parliament's approval) and dismissed by the president of Ukraine.