Ukraine’s newly appointed protection minister was so quick to signal his oath of allegiance that even the capped pen in his hand did not gradual him down.
The candidacy of Lieutenant-General Valery Geletey, which was proposed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, acquired assist from the vast majority of the MPs within the nation’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, on Thursday.
He acquired 260 votes from the deputies, above the minimal of 226 votes required to be accepted for the job. Geletey got here up on stage and skim out the textual content of the oath of allegiance as the brand new protection minister.
He then signed the doc with one swift flourish, accompanied by applause from the parliamentarians. The video footage confirmed nothing suspicious as Geletey’s fingers have been hidden by the podium.
However, photographs made by correspondents from one other angle revealed that the pen he used was capped. After the oath, Geletey addressed the parliament with a speech promising to “ensure peace and order” and “restore the sovereignty and territorial integrity” of Ukraine.