Petro Poroshenko comments on exit polls results showing Zelensky winning

Source : 112 Ukraine

“Never give up,” – Petro Poroshenko citing Winston Churchill after polling stations closed
20:30, 21 April 2019

112 Agency

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated that the results of exit polls give him a reason to call Volodymyr Zelensky and congratulate him, as Poroshenko said delivering a speech in his headquarters, 112 Ukraine broadcasted it.

Petro Poroshenko also stated that he will leave the post of the head of the state but he will not leave the politics.

Ukrainian leader emphasized that everything will be good in Ukraine.

“I am the optimist and I emphasize that everything will be good and Ukraine will be successful, great, European state. And it is the task of the authority and opposition and we will not withdraw from the responsibility”, Poroshenko said.

He hopes to have time to sign the law on language, if parliament adopts it within the next week.

Petro Poroshenko with his wife after first exit polls were announced, April 21, 2019
Volodymyr Ariev Facebook

“If next week the Parliament adopts a law on language, I will be happy and proud that I will have the opportunity to sign it as president of Ukraine. And I will definitely sign it,” Poroshenko promised.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Zelensky would have a strong opposition, and the country will benefit from that.

“The new President will have a strong opposition, and the country will benefit from that. I personally and my team are ready to be the shoulder to the new President in all his decisions which will meet Ukraine’s national interests and will bring us closer to the EU and NATO,” Poroshenko noted.

“Between the official announcement of the elections results and inauguration I am ready to spend my time for explaining everything to the new President. I am ready to pass him the whole net of the international support which we have been building for years. Here is a real net, and not where our opponents accused us,” he stated.

“I love Ukraine. I do. I love my dear Ukrainian people. I was guided by this feeling for years of my difficult presidency. People were telling a lot of terrible dirt about me over these years. If I could believe it, I would not vote for myself,” he said.

He stated that “history will set things right”.

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