Ukraine's ex-President Kravchuk approves parliament's dissolution
First Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk approves the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
In a comment to journalists in Kyiv on Thursday, Kravchuk said Zelensky had received great support from the Ukrainian people in the presidential election.
"73.2% of trust is a very high percentage and a very high trust," he said, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
The ex-president said Zelensky "acts in accordance with the situation. Today, the Verkhovna Rada has a rating of about 4-5%, people do not trust the Verkhovna Rada, and in this situation, taking into account the desire of the Ukrainian people, the president acts adequately."
"As for resistance, of course, it will take place, but the resistance must be overcome since it is the interests of the people," Kravchuk said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelensky on May 21 signed a decree disbanding the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament.
On May 23, the decree on the early termination of the powers of the Verkhovna Rada and the appointment of early elections on July 21, 2019 was published in the government's official newspaper Uriadovy Kurier.