Ukrainian President Poroshenko stressed that nobody has ever managed and would not manage to organize artificial protests. The President of Ukraine stated this, as the Administration of the President reports this on its website.
“Look at the surprising coincidence of interests of the Russians, individual candidates, and oligarchs regarding the non-recognition of the elections. For this purpose, they use the radical forces, marches, clashes with the police, destabilization. However, the Ukrainian people do not support this. Nobody came to support this," Poroshenko said.
According to the President, those presidential candidates believe that it is enough to pay for a few buses of demonstration participants and the next Maidan protest will take place.
“No. The Revolution of Dignity showed that when Ukrainians struggle for their choice - for the Association Agreement, for the European choice - millions come to the streets. However, nobody has managed to organize that artificially. And I can calm everyone down - it's not going to happen,” Ukrainian President emphasized.
According to the President, there would be more than 2,000 officially registered international observers in Ukraine, and this is the biggest number for the entire Ukrainian history.
The election campaign has officially started on December 31, 2018. 39 candidates take part in the race. The election will most likely come in two rounds this time. The first one is slated for this Sunday, March 31. The second one is expected to take place in late April.