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Andriy Yermak, the newly appointed presidential chief of staff, says the Ukrainian President's Office will guarantee freedom of speech and media independence.

"On behalf and as instructed by the president of Ukraine, the President's Office jointly with other government bodies will guarantee freedom of speech and media independence in our country. I assure you," he said at a briefing on Wednesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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Yermak also promised to improve communication channels at the President's Office.

"In our work, we will be guided by the principles and will do everything to be as open as possible. We recognize there is a lot to do for better communication. We have a very professional team, and I think you'll see very soon how communication of the President's Office will be at an even higher level. We will do our best," he said.

In addition, according to Yermak, "these are deeds and results" that should be "main speakers of the office," therefore they will be the focus in future.

"All this [work] will be mainly focused on fulfilling all the promises and principles that we declared during Zelensky's presidential campaign," Yermak said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday appointed Yermak as Head of the President's Office.