New Ukrainian president announces dissolution of Verkhovna Rada
Ukrainian newly sworn in President Vladimir Zelensky announced the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada and early parliamentary elections in the country.
"I dissolve the 8th Verkhovna Rada," TASS cited him as saying. "There are good points for early parliamentary elections," Zelensky noted.
In addition, Zelensky urged the deputies to dismiss Chief of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) Vasily Gritsak, Prosecutor-General Yuri Lutsenko and Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak within two months.
"I request the dismissal of the head of the Ukrainian Security Council, the prosecutor general of Ukraine and the defense minister of Ukraine. You have two months to do this," he told the parliament.