Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Poroshenko pits himself against Putin in election billboards in Kyiv

    Ukraine’s incumbent President Petro Poroshenko is pitting himself against Russian President Vladimir Putin in the second round of presidential elections, commented Ihor Feshchenko, an analyst from the Civil movement “Chesno”, on Facebook.

    Feshchenko also published a photograph of a billboard with Poroshenko and Putin and the text “21 April – the decisive choice”.

    “Well, the wave of second round advertisements continues to grow. Fortunately this will only last one and a half weeks,” Feshchenko …

  • President of Belarus Lukashenko predicts Poroshenko's victory in Ukrainian elections

    In an interview with Turkish news agency Anadolu, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, who correctly predicted the winners of the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine, said that he believes that Petro Poroshenko will win in the second round of voting.

     “After the first round of voting, Zelensky came out in the lead with Poroshenko lagging behind. No one can predict how the second round will end. I am still inclined to think that Poroshenko will win this presidential election,” …

  • Poroshenko warns Zelensky about the risk of being left without US and EU support

    Actor Volodymyr Zelensky, who is currently the front-runner in the presidential elections in Ukraine, could jeopardize relations between Kyiv and the rest of the world, announced the incumbent president Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, speaking on ICTV.

    "His first statements begin with " I [Volodymyr Zelensky] will negotiate with the leaders. He did not say if they are the so-called LPR and DPR. What does this mean? This means that Russia is no longer an aggressor and there is no need to impose …

  • Zelensky promises to maintain Ukraine’s course toward NATO and EU and protect foreign investments

    Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky from the Servant of the Nation party has promised to maintain the country’s course toward NATO and EU membership if elected. He has also promised to work to establish a favorable investment climate and guarantee that foreign investments in the country’s economy are protected.

    “Ukraine chose its eurointegration course and its course toward Europe a long time ago, and no one is going to change that… I am in favor of NATO. But in order to join, …

  • Media: former NATO Secretary General promised Zelensky to help establish contacts with world leaders

    Former Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, promised the presidential candidate from the Servant of the People Party of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, if elected, to help establish contacts with foreign leaders, reported Ukrainian TV channel "1+1".

    "It is important to establish contacts with the European Union as soon as possible, as well as informal contacts with Brussels, Berlin, Paris and Washington," said Rasmussen after the meeting between Zelensky and Yalta European Strategy ( …

  • Zelensky names Ukraine’s two 'global problems'

    Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky revealed what he thinks Ukraine’s two “global problems” are during an interview with the TV channel “Ukraine” aired on Sunday 7 April.

    According to Zelensky, the country’s first “global problem” is the war in the Donbas, and the second is foreign investors’ fear of investing in the country.

    “People are scared that their finances are not protected, that businesses are put under pressure by all kinds of law enforcement organs that shouldn’t …

  • Poroshenko offers to debate Zelensky at Olimpiyskiy Stadium on 14 April

    Ukraine’s incumbent president and candidate for reelection Petro Poroshenko has agreed to debate his rival Volodymyr Zelensky on 14 April, 112 Ukraine reports.

    “On 14 April, next Sunday, I will be at the Republican (Olimpiyskiy) Stadium, precisely where Mr Zelensky proposed, I will be waiting for him to debate. I think that 19:00 or 20:00 would be the optimal time. I also invite spectators and all channels, so that the debates do take place, as Volodymyr wanted it, in order to prevent him from …

  • Zelensky's advisor outlines plans for reforms in Ukraine

    Oleksandr Danylyuk, the advisor to Ukrainain elections front-runner Volodymyr Zelensky, and the country's former finance minister, stated that Zelensky, if he wins the second round of elections, intends to begin his term with reforms in the judicial sector and the anti-corruption sphere.

    “Of course, it will be necessary to begin with a real implementation of those reforms that were in fact only imitated. Which reforms? The first is judicial reform. We will start with the Supreme Court and the …

  • Zelensky challenges Ukrainian President Poroshenko to debate in Olimpiyskiy stadium

    Volodymyr Zelensky, who won the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections with 30.2% of the votes, has announced that he is willing to publicly debate the incumbent president Petro Poroshenko before they face off in the second round of elections.

    “I will go to debates. I’m speaking to Petro Poroshenko, you challenge me to debates, dreaming that I’ll run away and hide. No. I am not you in 2014. I will accept the challenge,” Zelensky said in a video posted on Facebook.

    However, the …

  • Zelensky ready to meet with Putin after the return of occupied territories

    Ukrainian Presidential candidate, Vladimir Zelensky, said he would meet with Vladimir Putin after the return of the "occupied territories".

     “If I will meet with Mr. Putin, I will tell him: finally, you have returned our territories. How much are you willing to compensate for the money that Russia took from our territories and for helping the people who took part in the escalation of the Crimea and Donbas situation in this terrible, cruel, disgusting way? ", said Zelensky during a media …