Klimkin to run for parliament as self-nominated candidate
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.