The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who got 15,95% of the votes and entered the second round of the elections according to the preliminary counts of the Central Election Commission, is ready to the debates at the stadium, as he wrote on Facebook.
“Let it be a stadium. I am waiting for you, Volodymyr Oleksandrovych,” Poroshenko appealed to Volodymyr Zelensky, who got 30,24% of the votes.
Earlier, Poroshenko stated he would like to arrange debates with his political rival. Conducting debates at Olimpiyskiy stadium was one of the main conditions of Zelensky.
Let us recall that during the presidential campaign in 2014, Poroshenko himself refused from participating in the debates with another presidential aspirant Yuliya Tymoshenko, his key competitor. Poroshenko explained his unwillingness by the fact that Ukraine "is in a state of war. All people emphasize that the country needs unity. If we start quarreling now, our rivals would benefit from it."