The leader of the “Batkivshchyna” party and ex-candidate Yulia Tymoshenko appealed to Poroshenko and Zelensky, urging them not to discredit the status of the president. She made the appeal due to the night “telephone debates” of the candidates on the air of TV channel “1+1”.
“The night show on “1+1”. I could be hardly suspected of sympathy towards two of the candidates but this is exactly the case when I must speak out. See… No matter what brutal and cruel the political battle is, particular moral “markers” should be borne in mind. I saw the ruining of the president’s status. I saw the humiliation of the Ukrainian state. I believe, same as me, millions of Ukrainians didn’t want to see it. The elections will pass but we are to live in one country,” Tymoshenko said.
Also, the official addressed the incumbent president, advising him not to take part in someone’s show, keep the president’s level and defend the status of the president and the state. Separately, Tymoshenko addressed to Zelensky.
“I want to address a person who may become a president in several weeks. Volodymyr Zelensky, if you dream about this post, preserve the dignity of this post. There is no need to arrange fights around it, destruct the honor and dignity of the president’s status,” she said.