Poroshenko, Zelensky do not reach compromise in debates issue

Source : 112 Ukraine

Zelensky’s team states that Poroshenko’s representatives try to use this situation in their interests
18:56, 11 April 2019

The presidential candidates Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko

The headquarters of candidates for presidency Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko did not come up with a compromise on the holding of the debates at Olympic Stadium as Ukrainian News reported citing Zelensky’s representative.

“As far as I informed, the compromise was not reached. They (the representatives of Poroshenko, - insist to hold the debates on April 14; we insist on that (the date,- provided by law,” the source said.

According to him, the representatives of Poroshenko try to use this situation in their interests stating that Zelensky refused from the debates on April 14 in such a way.

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The source reported that it is unknown, who the situation will develop.

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.

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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.


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