Ukraine FM Klimkin to take leave from July 3

13:40, 02 July 2019
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"Starting from Wednesday, July 3, the minister is taking a leave. [Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister for European Integration] Olena Zerkal will act as minister. She is now on a foreign business trip, and upon her return, in a few days, she will take over the leadership of the foreign ministry," MFA spokesperson Kateryna Zelenko told UNIAN.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Monday announced his "political leave."

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"No matter what and when the Verkhovna Rada [Ukraine's parliament] decides on my resignation, I have made up my mind to take a leave. I think it will be fair and right. But it's not just a leave, a leave for politics, since I can't do things half-way but now it's time to build a real political team," he said.

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