Friday, April 19, 2019

Kremlin to watch Zelenskyi, Poroshenko presidential debates

April 19, 2019 ( Spokesperson of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov does not know whether Vladimir Putin is going to watch the debates of the candidate for the presidency in Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelenskyi on April 19. However, Peskov intends to watch them.

"As far as I know, tomorrow 7 p.m. (the time of the beginning of the debates of the candidates for the Ukrainian presidency) will be 8 p.m. here. I cannot say whether President of Russia Vladimir Putin will watch the broadcasting of the debates. I am going to figure out, where it is possible to watch them. it should be an interesting show," Peskov said. On April 3, Zelenskyi replied to Poroshenko's invitation to participate in debates and put forward his conditions. He wanted to hold debates at Olympiiskyi 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 Zelenskyi on April 14 at Olympiiskyi Stadium. Zelenskyi stated he wanted to hold the debates with Poroshenko on April 19 at Olympiiskyi Stadium. On April 10, Olympiiskyi Stadium reported that it got two applications for holding debates from two presidential candidates Volodymyr Zelenskyi and Petro Poroshenko.

National Sport Complex (NSC) Olimpiyskiy preparing to political debates between Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky. Facebook Ihor Zhdanov

Presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskyi 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 Zelenskyi 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 Olympiyskiy NSC will not sell tickets for the debates of the presidential candidates Volodymyr Zelenskyi and Petro Poroshenko.