"Bolstering confrontation": Political analyst comments on Parliament's failure to support Zelensky's initiatives

10:00, 07 June 2019
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The refusal of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to endorse resignation of Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and SBU Head Vasyl Hrytsak, as well as its unwillingness to dismiss Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, illustrates an intensification of confrontation with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, says Volodymyr Fesenko, head of Penta Center for Applied Political Research.

"This is continued, and even increased confrontation with the new president," the expert told Segodnya.

"We are seeing consolidation of deputies: there is certain anti-presidential majority, an anti-presidential coalition. They stand against the new president. And everything that is being done is in spite of him," Fesenko said.

"They did not support his personnel initiatives and neither did they support his draft laws," the expert added.

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Zelensky foresaw such developments and therefore chose to announce snap elections, according to the analyst.

"One thing is to endure this for three months, and another thing is six months. But this is a temporary situation. In the new parliament, everything will be completely different," Fesenko believes.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on June 6, the Verkhovna Rada refused to dismiss Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak, and Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak.

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