Petro Poroshenko invited Volodymyr Zelensky to the debates. Zelensky, in his turn, accepted the invitation but presented his own demands.
Among them are the debates at Olimpiyskiy stadium and delivery of medical tests. According to Zelensky, they should test the biomaterials because Ukrainians need to know that there are “no alcoholics and no drug addicts” among the presidential candidates.
Ukraine’s Health Minister recommended the candidates to take all necessary tests at Olimpiyskiy stadium, as there is all the necessary equipment. But Zelensky’s team informed that the candidate will not undergo medical tests there as the stadium might be unfair.
Zelensky underwent tests on April 5 at Eurolab centre at 7:45 am . A former participant of the Ukrainian cooking show “Master Chief - 8” and actor from “Svaty-5” Vladyslav Kyryakulov who works in this medical facility as a masseuse and doctor of general hygiene. His term of service makes ten years.
According to Zelensky, the results will be ready in three days. He also stated that he did not want to do this at Olimpiyskiy stadium as there is no special lab.
In his turn, Petro Poroshenko arrived at the stadium at 9 am. The entire medical procedure was broadcasted online. The President also signed permission for the announcement of results.
First results were revealed in twenty minutes. They showed no psychoactive substances in his blood.
After the procedure, Petro Poroshenko held a briefing for the journalists. He urged Zelensky to adhere to the law. Besides, he offered to make such procedures obligatory.
Besides, Poroshenko commented on Zelensky’s offer to invite Yuliya Tymoshenko, the leader of “Fatherland” political party as an arbiter. According to the President of Ukraine, “it is disrespectful”.
The complete results will be published in two weeks.