The current President of Ukraine announced his participation in the elections on March 31st.
President Petro Poroshenko officially announced his election in the election race. In the Ukrainian presidential elections on March 31, he will try to re-elect an independent candidate.
Speaking in the forum “From Crete to Brussels. We are on our way, ”Poroshenko also talked about his vision of Ukraine's further development. So he declared that it is necessary to "cold peace" with Russia and said that Ukraine 2024. The world press writes about it – in the material Correspondents.net.
Softened the tone for Russia
Newsweek, United States
Taking into account the increase in tension caused by the capture of Ukrainian ships and seafarers in the Kerch Strait, Poroshenko warned of an imminent conflict and a complete war, but on Tuesday (January 29 – ed.) Softened his tone.
"Of course, we need peace with Russia. Cold but peace. People are tired of war. Russian propaganda tirelessly plays this painful emotion and waste of life in Ukraine," the President of Ukraine quotes this edition.
Poroshenko is waiting for a tough fight
Financial Times, United Kingdom
Petro Poroshenko will face a difficult struggle for re-election in the presidency. But despite the low ratings, he is one of the main winners in the presidential election.
Referring to the "influential entrepreneur" from the Poroshenko companion, the newspaper says that the president's ability to re-elect exceeds 50 percent.
"The entrepreneur noted the success of the recent creation of an Orthodox Church, independent of the Moscow Patriarchate, and said:" All these difficult reforms are beginning to produce results, "the newspaper notes.
The newspaper calls a competitor in the presidential race Yulia Tymoshenko populist.
Tymoshenko criticizes the reforms made with the help of the IMF. Her potential victory in the election is causing anxiety between Ukrainian and investor western guarantors, FT notes.
It will be difficult to convince voters
Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy
Poroshenko rates on the map of nationalism and patriotism – his performance improved after the conflict in the Kerch Strait and the encouragement of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
It will be difficult to convince voters who have lost their confidence because of the lack of concrete results during the five years of the presidency – the economic level, the fight against corruption and the ongoing war in Donbah.
The past is dominated by Tymoshenko: she is a cynical business woman who for decades has been politically. In her case, convincing voters will be difficult.
The moment of truth after Maidana
Bloomberg, United States
On March 31, the Ukrainians will be able to "make a judgment" on all the things that happened in Ukraine after Maidana.
Ukrainians entered the streets with a requirement to build a "modern and transparent country". They did not expect the quick results of the lightning strike, but the main desire was clear – "essential steps to send corrupt bureaucrats to prison."
For five years, the high-ranking official has not condemned the Poroshenko government, and the ratings of Ukraine's corruption figures have hardly improved.
Social activists are constantly being persecuted and one of them even died after being made acidic (talking about Kate Gandzyuk – ed.).
Poroshenko is accused of such a situation and his rating fell below 15 percent.
Other potential candidates for the presidential election will also hold a pro-European course. But western countries are worried because they have invested heavily in Ukraine.
Ukraine's accession to the EU is questionable
Reuters, United Kingdom
Poroshenko said that Ukraine will apply for EU membership already in 2024, but the agency doubts this possibility, despite Western support.
But Poroshenko still boasts some success. He provided Ukrainians with a visa-free regime with the European Union, helped create a national, independent Orthodox church.
He could not win in Donbass, although he promised to do so in a few weeks, but he did not lose it. Fire safety in 2015 is largely due to regular fatal confrontations.
However, corruption is rampant and attacking anti-corruption activists, and reforms are slowing down and delaying.
Poroshenko is likely to become less radical choice than Tymoshenko, whose plan to increase government spending could lead to contradictions with the IMF and other foreign lenders, who provided billions to maintain the Ukrainian economy.
Peter has a gunpowder Poroshenko
Poroshenko decided to make a memorable day – Krut Heroes Day. This event is the best way to highlight the main idea behind his election campaign – the fight against Russia for sovereignty with Western support.
The main point of his speech was that in the new historical situation Kiev faces the same task as a century ago – faced with Moscow as the main threat to Ukraine's statehood.
Already during his speech, Poroshenko admitted: Ukraine needs a "cold peace" with Russia. At the same time, he refrained from the harsh bellicose rhetoric of "DPR" and "LPR", which has been heard at various levels in Kiev in recent months.
It should be noted that his speech, Poroshenko, attacked his main contender, warning that Tymoshenko might have come to an unacceptable, in his view, rapprochement with Russia.
According to the newspaper's source in the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Poroshenko and Tymoshenko's ratings are almost the same, about 16 percent, while the negative President's rating is falling, and the former prime minister is growing.
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