Zelensky presenting Ze!Team: They will come with me to Presidential Administration, later occupy official positions
Showman and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky has presented his team (Ze!Team) on Thursday evening on the Right to Power program aired by the 1+1 TV channel.
"These are the people with whom we will build Ukraine, a strong powerful free Ukraine, which is not Russia's younger sister and is not a corrupt partner of Europe, but an independent Ukraine," Zelensky said.
"This is my team, professional people, specialists, young bright smart people who will go with me to the presidential administration. We do not distribute portfolios, positions. The best of them will be appointed to government posts," he said.
Zelensky said all members of his team would go to the presidential administration. They will then go through an obligatory check by Ukraine's SBU State Security Service and anti-corruption agencies, and, only then, will be appointed to government posts.
Ze!Team members are:
Ruslan Stefanchuk - an ideologue who is responsible for reforming state and legal institutions, legislative work
Ivan Bakanov - head of the Servant of the People Party and the head of Ze!Team's election headquarters responsible for relations with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Dmytro Razumkov - domestic policy issues
Oleksandr Danyliuk - international relations, economics, finance and banking policy
Ruslan Riaboshapka - law enforcement and anti-corruption policy
Halyna Yanchenko - an expert on anti-corruption policies and digital solutions for the state
Denys Monastyrsky - responsible for referral to law enforcement agencies
Serhiy Ionushas - justice authorities
Iryna Venedyktova - responsible for reforms in the judicial system
Ivan Aparshin - security and defense expert
Danylo Hetmantsev - economics, finance and taxation
Viktoria Strakhova - banking
Mykhailo Fedoriv - head of the Ze!Team's digital operations
Oleksnadr Merezhko - expert on issues of international relations and democracy
Oleh Bondarenko - heads the direction of environmental policy
Maryna Bardina - responsible for the implementation of gender equality policy
Serhiy Kalchenko - an expert on electoral legislation and European standards in the field of human rights
Andriy Gerus - energy, housing and communal services and antitrust regulation
Serhiy Babak - an expert on education and science
Dmytro Komarovsky - advisor to Zelensky on medicine and public health.