2019-05-20 14:25:00

President is not an icon - Zelensky

Kiev, May 20, Interfax - Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has asked officials not to put his portraits in their offices.

"I really don't want you to put my images in your offices, please don't put my portraits because a, not an idol, a president is not a portrait. Put portraits of your children there and them in the eyes every time you make a decision," Zelensky said in the Verkhovnaya Rada in his address to the people of Ukraine on Monday.

He put his hand on the Ukrainian Constitution and the Open Peresopnytsia Gospel, took the oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine, signed the oath, and handed it over to Ukrainian Constitutional Court Chairperson Natalia Shaptala.

Once the oath was said, Shaptala confirmed that the new Ukrainian president took the oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine in accordance with Article 104 of the Ukrainian Constitution and took his office.