12:05 11.02.2020

Zelensky: One cannot live in constant conflict inside team

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Zelensky: One cannot live in constant conflict inside team

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has confirmed that there are conflicts inside his team which interfere with its work.

"There are conflicts. They interfere with work. I am always against such conflicts, because they have no winners and no draws. Unfortunately. So we waste time or lose people. And everyone who works in the Office [of the President of Ukraine], they are all professional people. That is, we will lose one of them, I am a hundred percent sure. Because you can't live in constant conflict. That's all," he said in an exclusive interview to Interfax-Ukraine.

Zelensky also noted that he works not only with people to whom he trusts.

"These are different people: who I work with and who I trust. If we talk to who I work with, then in the President's Office, I have two or three people I've known for a long time. We started working with others either during the election campaign, or after they won, to get acquainted with whether, even when we were not there, they still worked in the Presidential Administration," he said, adding that in the government there was the only minister he knew from the university – former Minister for Development of Communities and Territories Olena Babak.

"That is not my person. […] We were just studying in one university, so we knew each other," he said.

While speaking about trust, the president said he does not trust people for a long time, but then, when he has already believed a person, no one can convince him that this is a bad person, that he or she is doing something bad, something wrong.

"It is very difficult for me to part with people, very difficult," he said.

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