Today Zelensky is one of the candidates who is targeted to get the votes both on the East and on the West of Ukraine. Zelensky is being “depicted” as a pro-Russian candidate, “throwing” him out of the patriotic front.
However, is Zelensky that “pro-Russian” as he is called? The answer is absolutely not. Who else is helping Ukrainian army, mocking the “Russian world” in comedian sketches by Kvartal-95 comedy show, impolitely speaks of people on the uncontrolled territories? And main points if his political program to add – high rates, cooperation with IMF, focus on the EU and Ukrainian language as the only official language.
And now, please tell me, which “pro-Russian” candidate can boast of the actions and statements like that?
To conclude – the quotation of the maestro of Ukrainian political though Mykola Pohrebinsky:
“Why they put labels on Zelensky? Petro Poroshenko’s team is doing that. If Zelensky looks like a pro-western politician, then Poroshenko’s votes go to Zelensky, as a new man in politics. That is why he should be called a “pro-Russian” politician not to be dangerous for Poroshenko,” Pohrebinsky said.
Therefore, please know that a “pro-Russian” Zelensky is a thing found by competitors’ head quarters. Zelensky himself of pro-Western and patriotic to the same extend as his “colleagues” – Tymoshenko, Poroshenko, Lyashko, Hrytsenko, Koshulynsky, etc!