It is an unusual speech was a duel in Front of an audience of Thousands, the two Ukrainian presidential candidates have delivered in the Kiev Olympic stadium is a slugfest, of course, it also went to Russia.
It started with a handshake, then the first sharp attacks followed quickly: The two candidates in the runoff election in the Ukraine in the Olympic stadium in Kiev will be a heated debate. Several TV stations carried the debate before the election on Sunday - also in Russia.
Vladimir Selenskij confessed at the beginning that he had chosen five years ago, incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, as a bearer of hope. "It was a mistake," said the favorite of the vote. The crisis-torn Ex-Soviet Republic, is today the poorest country in "the richest President".
speech duel debated with the stadium atmosphere: incumbent Poroshenko and the comedian Selenskyj in the stadium of Kyiv.The Smile Poroshenko
Poroshenko, who appeared self-assured and with a Smile, dismissed, however, allegations of corruption. The incumbent warned of the danger that Russia might obtain with his President Vladimir Putin's control over Ukraine. "Today, we face external challenges that require the President's courage, strength, international experience," he said.
Poroshenko described his Challenger as unable "to defeat the Russian Aggressor". While Poroshenko spoke only Ukrainian, moved Selenskij temporarily into Russian. The 41-year-old Selenskij stressed that he had made, in contrast to Poroshenko with Putin. He accused the head of state, the war in the East of Ukraine, unlike five years ago, promised to have finished.
"I'm not your Opponent, I'm your judgment," said Selenskij. He would only reign for a term of office and ensure that the corrupt power elite get out of.Before the runoff election: mud battle with "black PR", 18.04.2019 election in Ukraine: High level of participation, three favorites, 31.03.2019