Ukraine's parliament fails to back Klimkin's resignation
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, did not support the resignation of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, who had earlier filed a relevant letter.
The Ukrainian MPs voted two draft resolutions, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Draft resolution No. 10367, which provided for accepting Klimkin's letter of resignation, was backed by 141 MPs with a required minimum of 226 votes.
Neither did the parliament support the draft resolution on Klimkin's dismissal submitted by the president of Ukraine. The relevant decision was backed by 137 MPs with a necessary minimum of 226.
As UNIAN reported earlier, during an inauguration address on May 20, Zelensky demanded that the parliament dismiss the foreign minister, chief of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine, Prosecutor General, and Minister of Defense.
Earlier, on May 17, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin drew up a letter of resignation.