Honorary Patriarch Filaret congratulated the newly elected President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, for his victory in the elections.
On April 30, the newly elected President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, in addition to the conversation with the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epiphany, also met with the honorary patriarch of the PCU, Filaret.
The senior priest of the Church of the Nativity of Christ, Archpriest Nikolai Salabay, attended the meeting with Zelensky, the PTSU press service reported.
Filaret congratulated the newly elected head of state for his victory in the elections and asked him to use the power he was given "to promote good and overcome evil." Zelensky thanked the patriarch for the meeting and communication. After that, Filaret presented a memorable gift to the newly elected president.
On April 21, 2019, the second round of presidential elections was held in Ukraine, with 61.37% participation. On April 30, the CEC of Ukraine officially announced the election results – according to them, Vladimir Zelensky won with a score of 73.22% of the vote. For the current president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko voted 24.45% of voters.
Parliament Speaker Andriy Paruby said that after the publication of the election results in the Voice of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada will decide by its resolution the date of inauguration.