The Central Election Commission of Ukraine approved the time being on air on the National Television Company of Ukraine and Radio Ukraine for two presidential candidates Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko on April 17 and 18. The press service of the CEC reports this.
Volodymyr Zelensky gets the air time on the Radio Ukraine on April 17 from 7:00 PM till 7:30 PM, and on the National Television Company of Ukraine - on April 19 from 8:00 PM till 8:30 PM.
Current President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will have the time on the Radio Ukraine on April 17 from 8:00 PM till 8:30 PM, and on the National Television Company of Ukraine on April 18 from 8:51 PM till 9:21p PM.
According to the report, the air time is covered by the state budget, from which the costs were allocated for conduction of the presidential elections.
On April 3, Zelensky replied to Poroshenko's invitation to participate in debates and put forward his conditions. He wanted to hold debates at Olympic Stadium. Poroshenko’s team said, “the President does not perform at stadiums”. A few hours later Poroshenko changed his mind and agreed to participate in the debates.
On April 7, Poroshenko stated that he waits for Volodymyr Zelensky on April 14 at Olympic Stadium.
In his turn, Zelensky reported that he wants to hold the debates with Poroshenko on April 19 at Olympic Stadium.
On April 10, Olympic Stadium reported that it got two applications for holding debates from two presidential candidates Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko.