Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said he does not yet see party projects which he could join, therefore he will run for the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, as a self-nominated candidate.
Speaking during a morning TV show, "Snidanok z 1+1," on May 20, Klimkin said he had never been a member of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc parliamentary faction and was not going to join the team of President Petro Poroshenko.
"In fact, I have never been a member of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc parliamentary faction and I'm not going to become it. As of today, I don't see party projects that are very worthy in terms of people and principles, therefore, I'm open to proposals and ideas. I think it's necessary to be closer to people, not to the [party] lists. My native Kyiv is around me, I have done a lot of things here, therefore [I will run] as a self-nominated candidate and everything will be super," he said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin drew up a letter of resignation, planning to submit it to Ukraine's parliament and newly elected President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday, May 20.