Svyatoslav Vakarchuk Photo: Ilya Pitalev / RIA Novosti
The leader of the group “Okean Elzy” Svyatoslav Vakarchuk said that he would not run for President in 2019. He published a video on his YouTube channel.
The musician explained that the government and the presidency of his not interested, unlike “real changes in the country.” “To remove all questions, declare: I, Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, will not participate in the presidential elections in 2019”, — he said.
Vakarchuk noted that in my jeans can do for the country more than wearing a tie. According to him, every day he communicates with people where it feels “disappointed and disheartened” because of “corruption and injustice that plague the country.” “I can see how the unprincipled politicians and the greed of officials make our country weaker,” said the musician.
“I will work hard to ensure that Pro-European forces have won. I will work to bring the power as much as possible for young professionals”, — said the leader of “Ocean Elzy”.
In June 2018, the musician urged young Ukrainians to speak against the authorities and the political system in the country.
Vakarchuk was an active member of the Kiev Maidan in 2013-2014. In particular, his group held concerts on the independence square in support of protesters.
Video, photo All from Russia.