Poroshenko wants Zelensky to explain why Russian politicians support him

The presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky would do well to explain why he is being supported by Russian politicians and officials who served during Viktor Yanukovych’s presidency and fled Ukraine, said President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.

“I do not like it when we have everyone, from Zhirinovsky to Azarov, from Yanukovych to Zyuganov, lending support to my country's president. I do not like it. But I am not blaming anyone - I believe that the candidate should explain the situation himself. But for some reason he does not. I do not think this is very good. It is not that his is disrespecting Poroshenko ... He is disrespecting the people, the voters,” Poroshenko said.

At the same time, he stressed that the participation of a “virtual candidate” in the elections puts the country in danger.

“I do not like it when, instead of participating in debates, we have a virtual candidate… Because when the candidate just flashes off the screens, but says nothing, the majority just see the unfolding of a plotline from the show “Servant of the People”. But we are not choosing Goloborodko, we are choosing the president of Ukraine,” he added, specifying that he would like to know Zelensky’s views on key domestic and foreign policy issues.

  Poroshenko, Zelensky, Ukraine, Russia, Zhirinovsky