Ukrainians rally to thank Poroshenko for his time in office

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A rally in support of Petro Poroshenko was held outside the presidential administration building in Kyiv, UATV reports.

The gathering, organized on social media, attracted hundreds of people, many of them young and carrying Ukrainian flags. They wanted to thank the incumbent president for his achievements including the granting of the visa-free regime, Tomos and the decentralization reform.

“We came here to thank the best, as we think, President of modern independent Ukraine,” one participant said.

“We are very grateful for what he did despite this whole war and the crisis in Ukraine, and non-existent economy he inherited from Yanukovych, and we love him. Petro Poroshenko, we love you!” another said.

Poroshenko said he was happy and proud, and that Ukrainians had to protect the accomplishments of his time in office: the Ukrainian language, the army, the independent Ukrainian church, decentralization, and new Ukrainian education law.

Poroshenko repeated what he said in his speech at his campaign headquarters the night before: He is leaving office, but not politics.

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