14 May 2019 11:06

Rada registers 6 draft resolutions regarding inauguration date

KYIV. May 14 (Interfax) - Verkhovna Rada deputy Vitaly Kupriy (independent) has suggested that Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky be inaugurated on May 26, while Bloc of Petro Poroshenko's deputy Volodymyr Kurennoi has set the inauguration date at May 17 in his draft resolution.

Kupriy, who earlier proposed May 20 as the inauguration date, registered a new edition of his resolution in the Verkhovna Rada on Monday, according to a statement posted on the parliamentary website.

The draft resolution authored by Kurennoi was submitted on Tuesday.

There have been seven draft resolutions regarding the inauguration date, and one of them has been withdrawn.

Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy said earlier that the parliament would set the inauguration date this week but did not specify when the vote might take place.

Draft resolutions authored by independent deputies Serhiy Myshchenko and Viktor Baloha schedule the inauguration for May 19. Independent deputy Vitaly Kupriy registered his draft resolution, which scheduled the inauguration for May 20.

The draft resolution authored by Bloc of Petro Poroshenko deputy Serhiy Kaplin stipulates a two-stage inauguration: the official ceremony to be held in the Rada's conference room on May 19 consistent with the parliamentary regulations, and the event at the Olympiyskiy Stadium on June 3 attended by "the public and foreign guests" where the president-elect will take the oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine again and will repeat his inaugural speech.

On May 10, Bloc of Petro Poroshenko deputy Oleksandr Sugonyako submitted a draft resolution scheduling the inauguration for June 1. The draft was withdrawn on May 11.