President Zelensky in talks with U.K’s Truss for to Defend Ukraine
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 10, 2022
A new government has been set up in Chad, where General Mahamat Idriss
Déby Itno was sworn in as president of a two-year transitional period ahead
of “democratic” elections and has promised to quickly appoint a “national
unity government”, 18 months after taking power at the head of a military
A laborious National Sovereign and Inclusive Dialogue (DNIS) on Saturday
endorsed the possibility for the head of state to run for president at the end of
the transition but in the absence of a large part of the political opposition and
the main armed rebel groups, who denounce the continuation of the “Déby
dynasty” in power.
Meanwhile, the 38-year-old general had already been proclaimed by the army
as President of the Republic on the 20th of April 2021, at the head of a
Transitional Military Council (TMC) of 15 generals, the day of the
announcement of the death of his father Idriss Déby Itno, killed at the
frontlines against rebels after having ruled the country with an iron fist for 30
During the inauguration ceremony today at the Palais du 15-Janvier in
N’Djamena, the president had swapped his usual general’s uniform for a
traditional white Chadian bubu.
President Volodymyr Zelensky says he has spoken to UK Prime Minister Liz
Truss and that he is counting on the UK’s “leadership” in rallying the
international community together to “protect Ukraine’s skies”.
A statement from Downing Street, added that Truss strongly condemned
“Putin’s appalling attacks on civilian areas in Kyiv and elsewhere today”,
adding that these were signs of Ukrainian’s success and increasing
desperation by Putin in response”.
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