" It is you, ukrainians who decides as to who should be the commander in chief, who will meet with western leaders and negotiate with Russia, writes the incumbent president Petro Porosjenko on Twitter.
He continues, in an ill-concealed bout against Zelenskyj:
I want to talk about that Russia was represented by Maksim Galkin or Yevgeny Petrosian, but by Vladimir Putin.
Galkin and Petrosian is an actor and comedian, just like Zelenskyj. President Porosjenko are now doing everything to portray his opponent as inexperienced, ignorant, and a security risk for Ukraine.
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At the Ukrainian president's official twitter account calls Porosjenko his opponent ”Kolomojskijs puppet.” Ihor Kolomojskij, which has close contacts to the Zelenskyj and probably have funded some of his election campaign, is a Ukrainian oligarch who is in exile in Israel.
With 75 percent of the votes counted, leads Zelenskyj convincing with 30,44%. Porosjenko has 16,15 and third-place Yulia Tymoshenko 13,16%.
have a great lead to take in. He will resort to all possible strategies, including the blackening, was clear from the beginning. Porosjenko has vast resources at its disposal, partly because he is one of Ukraine's richest men, and partly for that he as incumbent president can utilize the so-called administrative resource.
Zelenskyj itself has responded by talking about corruption. The question is Porosjenkos achilles heel as corruption has continued at an unabated pace during his time as president.
– today marks the start Of a new life, without corruption, said Zelenskyj to its supporters last night after it was clear that he will win big in the first round.
Zelenskyj says to be prepared to now set up in moscow against Porosjenko. During the campaign before the first round of the election, there were no debates. Many analysts criticize the Zelenskyj after he has replaced the political programmes and meetings with their opponents with videos on youtube and Instagram.
Aivaras Abromavicius, a former economy minister and one of the Zelenskyjs supporters, said to Radio Liberty that Zelenskyjs staff is prepared.
– Porosjenko is experienced and has a lot to lose. He will not give up but fight to the bitter end. But the result is probably the same as in the first round.
According to the Ukrainian non-governmental organization Opora was the presidential election free and fair. The candidates competed on equal terms and the result after the counting of the ballots differs very little from the exit polls. Limited fraud has been – among other things, considers Opora that some candidates have taken advantage of their governmental position.
Yulia Tymoshenko, who was third in the elections, refusing to recognise the result and believe that it was she who went to the second round. That Tymoshenko would protest was expected and will hardly lead to any action.
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