Trump Congratulates Ukraine’s New President, Offers US Support

WASHINGTON, DC -- President Trump congratulated ​​​Volodymyr Zelensky ​on his presidential victory in Ukraine, calling the election “an important moment in Ukraine’s history,” the White House said.

Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky

T​rump “​underscored the unwavering support of the United States for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity – within its internationally recognized borders​,” the statement issued late Sunday said.

He also committed the US to work with Zelensky and the ​”​Ukrainian people to implement reforms that strengthen democracy, increase prosperity, and root out corruption.​”​ ​

Zelensky, a comedian who played Ukraine’s president on a TV show called “Servant of the People,” won the election by a landslide, taking more than 73 percent of the vote, according to reports. 

The 41-year-old political novice also received congratulatory phone calls from France, Germany and the European Union.

Source: New York Post