U.S. embassy congratulates Zelensky on election victory

U.S. embassy congratulates Zelensky on election victory

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky on winning Ukraine's presidential election.

The diplomatic mission has posted a respective statement on its Facebook page.

"We congratulate President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky and thank all those who contributed to ensuring Ukraine's presidential election was conducted in a peaceful manner," the post reads.

American diplomats also thanked incumbent current President Petro Poroshenko for his efforts over the past five years to strengthen Ukraine's security, prosperity and democracy, and to strengthen bilateral relationship.

"We look forward to continuing the strong U.S.-Ukraine partnership with President-elect Zelensky," the U.S. embassy said.

The second round of presidential elections was held in Ukraine on April 21. According to the National Exit Poll as of 20:00, Zelensky won 73% of the vote, whereas Poroshenko garnered 25.5%.


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