The Ministry of Internal Affairs asks the headquarters of presidential candidates Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko to refrain from radical appeals against each other in order to avoid artificial provocations. This was stated by the First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Serhiy Yarovyi, the press service of the department reports.
According to him, the Interior Ministry will hold consultations with representatives of both headquarters on the eve of the debate between presidential candidates and before the second round of voting, and those wishing to watch the face-to-face meeting of Zelensky and Poroshenko at the NSC Olimpiysky should be ready for strengthened security measures at the site.
"In addition, we will hold a series of meetings with representatives of both headquarters so that the" support groups "of candidates avoid offensive statements and provocative posters towards their opponents," Yarovyi said.
He added that the Ministry of Internal Affairs will work closely with other law enforcement agencies.
"We are approaching the final phase of the electoral process, and the atmosphere in society is tense. In the information space, the mood of open hostility between candidates is fueled, so our task is to prevent such situations. We call on both political forces to be loyal and tolerant to each other and swing the situation on the eve of the second round of elections".
He also urged the heads of law enforcement units to work closely with members of the public and explain to them the inadmissibility of violations of public order and the safety of citizens.
The HQ of candidate for the presidency and current President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko offered to allow all willing to visit the debates appointed on April 14 at Olympic Stadium, as TheBabel reported.
It is expected that the volunteers of Poroshenko’s election headquarter will coordinate the guests at the entry to the stadium.
Separate accreditation is appointed for the journalists. It will be opened on April 13 at 9:00 a.m.