" I'm not a politician. I'm just a simple person who wants to put an end to this system, " said Volodymyr Zelenskyj in the debate against Petro Porosjenko in the Olympic stadium in Kiev.
the Comment sums up the actor and comedian Zelenskyjs election campaign. He wants to provide an alternative to the Ukrainian political elite – and on the basis of Friday's debate, he succeeded.
followed over 22,000 people debate on the place between the incumbent president Petro Porosjenko, and the challenger Volodymyr Zelenskyj. The figure has not been confirmed and, according to foreign journalists is probably excessive.
tens of thousands of Ukrainian voters followed the debate is in any case clear. It is the only political debate that has occurred in the Ukrainian presidential election and it was remarkably emotional.
" I will keep my fingers crossed that your circuits are no longer holding the power in Ukraine. Ukrainians have already paid a high price on the Majdan to belong to Europe, " said Volodymyr Zelenskij.Petro Porosjenko on the Olympic stadium stage. Photo: Efrem Lukatsky/AP
to Porosjenko is a part of the old Ukrainian elite. Porosjenko trying to, in turn, demonstrate that Zelenskyj is dependent on the oligarch Ihor Kolomojskijs. Zelenskyjs tv show shown on the tv channel 1+1, owned by the Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomojskij.
Zelenskyj went to the counterattack.
" You call me for Kolomojskijs partner. But all the tv channels in the Ukraine belong to any oligarch. Kolomojskij, Pinchuk, Firtasj, Achmetov...
Zelenskyj made a break and the crowd cheered. Everyone knew what it is all about – to Channel 5 in Ukraine belongs to Porosjenko, and that this has broken its promise by 2014, if to do away with the canal when he was elected president.
– And they also belong to you, mr president, continued Zelenskyj during the audience cheers.
to criticize Zelenskyjs tv-series ”the Crafty naroda” (People's servants), where he plays a simple history teacher by the name of Vassilij Goloborodko, who becomes president by accident.
– You are not Goloborodko! You bikes not up to the job! exclaimed Porosjenko.
" You talk about the reforms. People have got it worse! Into the woods with your reforms, proclaimed Zelenskyj.
the Ukrainian analyst and political scientist Volodymyr Fesenko to Porosjenko is an uphill battle – and that it is his own fault.
– Nyckelproblemet for Porosjenko is that he promised to leave the world of business. He lost credibility. Corruption continued. We became poorer, and you richer. It made people furious. He promised much that he could not keep, " said Volodymyr Fesenko of the Ukrainian channel Hromadskes live.
According to the latest polls leading Volodymyr Zelenskyj with 72.2 per cent. Petro Porosjenko has 25.4 per cent.
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