The U.S. Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, who led the American delegation to the inauguration of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said that Ukrainian people can rely on the United States.
“President [Donald Trump] sent us in order to assure the people of Ukraine that they can rely on the United States, rely on our cooperation with the new president and, I hope, with the Verkhovna Rada,” said Perry while speaking to journalists in the Verkhovna Rada after the official Zelensky’s swearing-in ceremony as the new president of Ukraine
The minister also shared his impressions of Zelensky’s inaugural address.
"The speech of President Volodymyr Zelensky was very powerful in regards to his represented vision of Ukraine’s future. The bottom line is that the elections were for the people of Ukraine, not for him. And the U.S. will continue to support Ukrainian people in defending their independence, striving for freedom", said Perry.
Zelensky during his speech said that he was ready for unpopular decisions for the sake of peace in the Donbas, announced the dissolution of the parliament, and invited the Cabinet of Ministers to resign.