Poroshenko and Zelensky agree to hold a debate on April 19

The representative of the election campaign staff of the Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko, Oleg Medvedev announced that presidential candidates Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky signed an agreement to hold a debate in the Olympic Stadium on April 19.

On Tuesday, at a briefing in Kyiv, Medvedev said that “a lease agreement has been signed with the stadium” for the evening of April 19.

“Talks between the election campaign staff should continue tonight. At these negotiations, our representatives are going to discuss the rules of the debates,” said Medvedev.

The representative of Poroshenko campaign added that currently, candidates have different ideas about how the debate should be held.

Earlier, Poroshenko offered Zelensky to hold a debate at the Kyiv's National Sports Complex Olimpiyskiy Stadium on April 19 from 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm, and then proceed to the Public TV studio by 7:30 pm to continue the second part of the discussion. However, his opponent was planning to start a debate at the stadium on the same day at 7 p.m.

The second round of the presidential election in Ukraine will take place on April 21. In the first round, Zelensky scored 30.24% of the votes while 15.95% voted for Poroshenko.

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