The billboards with the image of President Petro Poroshenko and Russian leader Vladimir Putin do not oppose two candidates for the presidency in Ukraine as Poroshenko’s campaign headquarters reported.
“The story of the board does not mean that the team of Poroshenko considers Zelensky to be an agent of Putin. Absolutely not. But we strongly believe that Putin dreams about weak, an unprepared president as it will allow Kremlin to take control over Ukraine,” the message said.
Besides, it is specified that the mentioned boards are the official advertising product paid from the funds of the election fund of the candidate.
“The aim of the advertising product is to remind the state that the in the terms of such external challenges, the strong president and supreme commander, professional and well-educated diplomat, skilled negotiators with high international reputation is needed,” the headquarters added.
Such billboards were noticed in Kharkiv and the same pictures were published in the newspapers in Kyiv.
Numerous sources state Poroshenko resorts to such smear campaigning with labeling his opponents someone’s puppets (let us recall labeling presidential aspirant Yulia Tymoshenko Putin’s agent) on advice from his new political expert Moshe Klughaft, Israeli political technologist, is assisting Poroshenko’s in his reelection. Klughaft is known for his aggressive, negative style of campaign management, Ukrainian MP Serhiy Leshchenko assures. Poroshenko’s press people denied this.