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Zelensky unlikely to change Kiev’s gas transit stance after landslide win

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s party took around 43% of the vote in Sunday’s parliamentary election, meaning his government is unlikely to change Kiev’s negotiating position in the upcoming gas transit talks with Russia Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s party took around 43% of the vote in Sunday’s parliamentary election, meaning his government is unlikely to change Kiev’s negotiating position in the upcoming gas transit talks with Russia.
By Anna Gumbau 23 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34422
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky casts his ballot (PA)

The incoming prime minister of Ukraine’s new government will face an important test in September when the country’s gas transit talks with Russia resume in Brussels.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's party won Saturday’s parliamentary elections by a landslide, taking 43.13% of the vote with 95% of votes counted. It now seems like Zelensky will be able to form a government without coalition partners.

Zelensky has not yet publicly declared any firm ideas on how to address the negotiations, which means he will likely back...