TV debates at Suspilne TV channel will take place anyway

19:51, 9 April 2019

The TV debates between presidential candidates will surely take place, even if none of the competitors show up at the studio. Tetyana Slipachuk, the head of the Central Election Committee reminded that the debates on Suspilne TV channel are funded from the state budget, which is stipulated by the law.

Previously, candidate Volodymyr Zelensky offered his opponent, the incumbent president Petro Poroshenko to hold the debates at NSC Olimpiysky stadium in Kyiv on April 19.  Poroshenko initially offered to schedule the event on April 14, but eventually said he was ready to discuss with Zelensky on April 14 and 19 alike.

However, the actual date is still unknown, the negotiations between the candidates and the stadium administration are underway.