The purpose of the official investigation, which was launched because of identical fragments of the speech of President Vladimir Zelensky and former head of state Petro Poroshenko, was "resolving the situation, what happened," a source in the president's office told " Babel".
Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Kirill Timoshenko, decided to stop the official investigation because of identical fragments of the speech of President Vladimir Zelensky and former Head of State Petro Poroshenko. About this June 25th edition of theBabel reported in the President's Office.
"There was no task to find those responsible and punish them to the fullest extent." There was a task to understand the situation.What happened.The cause of the incident was the tendency of employees to use stereotyped approaches and existing developments, not the deliberate intention to commit officials or Ukrainian foreign policy as a whole "- noted the source.
He emphasized that the text of Zelensky's speech "corresponded to the principles of foreign policy of Ukraine and emphasized devotion to the course of Ukraine towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration."
On June 5, the presidential administration published a tweet with Zelensky's phrase, which he addressed to European Council President Donald Tusk in the talks in Brussels. "It is a powerful blow to Russian authoritarianism, the road to democratic change in Russia and in all post-Soviet space," Zelensky said.
Speaker Poroshenko Svyatoslav Tsegolko accused Zelensky of plagiarizing the speech of the former president, which he delivered at the congress of the European Solidarity Party that he leads. In the AP, what happened was a sabotage of individual employees of the Foreign Ministry and a provocation of the Poroshenko team and initiated an internal investigation.
On June 6, Poroshenko asked not to call Zelensky's plagiarism statement, but stressed that the authorship of the theses belongs to his office.