Poroshenko: We will either reaffirm course for EU, NATO or return to 2013

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that “fun is over” and Ukraine will on April 21 either confirm its course for joining the EU and NATO or return to the year 2013. He said this at his electoral headquarters after the announcement of the first results of exit polls, according to which he and showman Volodymyr Zelensky reach the run-off, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

“Now it’s impossible to stay aside. No one has the right to leave the fate of the country for those who vote, as they say, ‘for fun.’ Fun is over, or on April 21 we will reaffirm our movement to the EU and NATO or will come back and it will seem that what was done in 2013 was still very good,” he said, urging Ukrainians to make a serious and conscious choice during the second round of the presidential election.

According to Poroshenko, Ukraine now has one enemy, although its face is different: populists, politicians, pseudo-patriots, virtual pictures, open agents of the kremlin. “Behind the scenes are those who are already negotiating the surrender of Ukraine,” he added.

Poroshenko noted that “we all are different but we all want a better future for our state.” “Therefore, I ask you now for your support because now we are talking not just about a specific surname. On April 21, we will be choosing not just the president, but the supreme commander-in-chief. We will be choosing our future and how Ukraine will look like,” he said.

As reported, showman Volodymyr Zelensky leads in the first round of voting in Ukraine’s presidential election with 30.6%, followed by incumbent President Petro Poroshenko with 17.8% of the vote and Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko with 14.2% of the vote, according to the results of the National Exit Poll.

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