“Today on the behalf of our candidate, our representative to the Central Election Commission Ruslan Kniazevych appealed to it with a request to change the order of the holding of the debates,” the message said.
It was emphasized that candidate for the presidency Volodymyr Zelensky refused to debate at Olympic Stadium at another time except 7:00 p.m.
“However, we think that 7:00 p.m. is established in purpose as law-abiding president, citizen Poroshenko should come to Suspilne at 8:00 p.m. and due to this he supposedly will not be able to participate at the debates at 7:00 p.m.”.
Poroshenko’s representative Oleg Medvedev stated that “Poroshenko is ready to be at both places” so his team is trying to form the schedule for April 19 in the way to make it possible.
On April 3, Zelensky replied to Poroshenko's invitation to participate in debates and put forward his conditions. He wanted to hold debates at Olympiysky 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 Olympiysky Stadium.
In his turn, Zelensky stated he wanted to hold the debates with Poroshenko on April 19 at Olympiysky Stadium.
On April 10, Olympiysky Stadium reported that it got two applications for holding debates from two presidential candidates Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko.
Presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky reported that free tickets for the fan zone at NSC Olimpiysky stadium are now available. Thus, some viewers will be able to watch the debates between Zelensky and the incumbent president Petro Poroshenko on the stadium for free.
The debates are to take place on Friday, April 19.
Later it was reported that Olympic NSC will not sell tickets for the debates of the presidential candidates Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko.