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The current President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko arrived at the Olympic stadium in Kiev to debate with another candidate on a post of the head of state Vladimir Zelensky and without an opponent. Video stream available on the YouTube channel “TV Channel direct”.
Poroshenko said he was willing to wait Zelensky 40-45 minutes, noting that he doubts that he will arrive. However, he added that he invited his opponent to a debate in the program “Svoboda words” on ICTV channel on Monday, April 15, and if that doesn’t work, then on Tuesday, April 16.
Made a speech, Poroshenko alone started to answer the questions of the journalists. In particular, he said that he recognizes the victory Zelensky, if it is chosen by the Ukrainian people. “If God forbid, he (Zelensky — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) will be elected — it will be the choice of the Ukrainian people, and I will respect him, any selection, because we are a democratic state,” — said the President.
He also admitted that he had “no evidence that Zelensky — addict”. “And I never called”, — said Poroshenko, answering a corresponding question of journalists.
Earlier in the administration “Olympic” noted that he had received various inquiries about the date of debate between members of the presidential race. From the representative of Poroshenko received a request to hold the event on 14 and 19 April. The representative Zelensky asked to book the stadium on 19 April. Thus, the candidates have not agreed about the date of the event. This Poroshenko said that he would take part in the debate on the Kiev stadium on April 19, if they do not coincide in time with the broadcast on television.
April 7, Ukraine’s Central election Commission announced results of the first round of presidential elections. By results of processing of electronic and paper protocols Zelensky received 30,24 percent of the vote, Poroshenko — by 15.95 percent. The second round will be held on April 21.
Video, photo All from Russia.