Ukrainian president not to attend Trump's inauguration

Ukrainian president not to attend Trump's inauguration

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will not attend the inauguration of Donald Trump as US president, Ukraine's ambassador to the USA Valeriy Chalyy said, LB.ua reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"In the USA, there is no common practice for heads of state to attend such events. They are held at the level of ambassadors. This is US specifics, and it is different from our procedure," he said.

The diplomat said the Ukrainian embassy was planning to organize Poroshenko's visit to the USA as soon as possible, possibly in February 2017, as it was instructed by the Foreign Ministry and the presidential administration.

He described it as an "ambitious" but "not unfeasible" task.

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