Representatives of practically all factions except “Radicals” were present at the meeting with Zelensky.
The newly elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky called “the first acquaintance” his meeting with the Heads of factions; according to him it is too early to talk about his close relations with any of the factions.
“This is the first acquaintance, so there is no… close relationship, it is too early to talk about it. I was with my team, I have normal relations with them,” Zelensky told journalists, leaving the Verkhovna Rada [ed. – Ukrainian Parliament].
“By the way, everybody said that it was very good, this is what they see for the first time – that the President came to them. We had a calm discussion at the table,” the newly elected President added.
It should be clarified that Yulia Tymoshenko was absent from the meeting with Zelensky – her Deputy Ivan Krulko came instead. Representatives of the Oleg Lyashko party ignored the meeting.
The Deputy from the Vidrodzhenya [Reviva] Party Viktor Bondar noted that the Heads of the factions present at the meeting were interested in the issues of dissolving the Parliament and changing the electoral system. However according to Bondar Zelensky did not give direct answers to these questions.
“We saw that there was no direct answer from Zelensky. He is also trying to find out how the Rada will act,” said the deputy.