President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky today, November 26, is giving a big press conference called "30 Questions for President of Ukraine."
The press conference, which is dedicated to the equator of Zelensky's cadence, will start at 12:00, will last three hours, and 30 media outlets have been invited to it.
17:17 pm. "I am the choice of the people. And I partly belong to them," Zelensky said.
16:58 pm. Zelensky does not plan to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada.
16:47 pm. Zelensky said that Ukraine, through Turkish President Erdogan, handed over to Russia a list for the exchange of detainees. There is no answer yet.
16:01 pm. Zelensky announced a reform of housing and communal services for 11 billion USD. 3.7 billion USD for each of the three years.
15:51 pm. Zelensky was asked how much his "5 Questions" cost and who paid for the plebiscite. He replied that he did not know.
15:33 pm. Zelensky was asked about the National Security and Defense Council and the documents on the basis of which they impose sanctions. The President replied that these documents cannot be seen yet.
15:07 pm. Zelensky named officials he is pleased with to date:
Head of OP Andriy Yermak.
Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko.
Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov.
Minister of Economy and First Deputy Prime Minister Yulia Svyrydenko.
14:01 pm. Asked about selling Kvartal 95 products in Russia Zelensky said that it is incorrect to compare it with the sale of Poroshenko's Roshen.
13:49 pm. Kremlin reacted to the words of President Zelensky about the preparation of a coup, allegedly with the involvement of the Russian Federation. According to Putin's spokesman, they "never do such things."
13:25 pm. A question about Yermak. And why he was not fired. Answering the question, Zelensky praised the head of his office.
13:12 pm. Zelensky called MP Geo Leros a bribe-taker.
13:03 pm. About Zelensky running for the second term: He has not yet decided so "society should" decide. And he will make a decision with his family.
12:56 am. Zelensky denied the statement of Oleg Lyashko that Ukraine is preparing to introduce martial law.
12:46 am. Media war is Akhmetov's reaction to the law on de-oligarchization, Zelensky believes.
12:38 am. All in all. According to Zelensky, Burba is a swindler and fraud, and almost an agent of Poroshenko, and Ukraine was "dragged into the operation against the Wagner Group."
12:33 am. Journalist Savik Shuster asked about the Wagner operation. Zelensky answers in a complicated and confusing way, mentioning the ex-head of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine Vasyl Burba.
12:16 am. VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY SAID THAT HE HAD RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT A STATE COUP IS BEING PREPARED IN UKRAINE AND RINAT AKHMETOV GOT INVOLVED IN THE PREPARATION.
12:12 am. The next question is "Will there be a war with Russia?"
12:11 am. The answer about the sentences - there is an issue with courts and their reform. But in general, they exist, they just do not have a media character.
12:07 am. "I make a hundred decisions every day. Right or wrong ... but I do."
12:04 am. The first question is about the sentences. Zelensky speaks in general about the promises, says that some have been fulfilled, some are in the process.
12:01 am. The press conference has started.
11:36 am. Volodymyr Zelensky arrived at the press conference.
11:34 am. We remind you that each of the 30 media outlets will be able to ask only one question. The media write that the hourglass will control the time.
11:10 am. It is expected that a protest action by journalists who were not invited to speak with the president will take place near the venue of the press conference.
11:07 am. Zelensky's press secretary Serhiy Nikiforov explained to reporters the reason for the unusual format of the press conference.
According to PavlovskyNews, Nikiforov said that 30 media outlets are the number that allowed us to invite "the most respected journalists for comfortable and calm communication."
Here's how the format of the press conference was explained in the Office of the President:
"Due to the difficult epidemic situation in the country and taking into account the experience of previous press marathons, journalists from 30 leading all-Ukrainian and international media have been invited to participate in this year's event, each of which will have the opportunity to ask the head of state his question and receive a comprehensive answer."
Earlier, on May 20, Zelensky organized the press conference devoted to the second anniversary of his being in office. The conversation with the media took place in a hangar on the territory of the Antonov aircraft plant and, as last year, took three hours.
Read the main theses from Zelensky's statements at the press conference in May HERE.