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Comedian Zelensky made Poroshenko instead of New Year's Eve and announced that he was going to the presidency. VIDEO

Ukrainian comedian and actor Vladimir Zelensky announced that he would participate in the presidential elections in the country. This message he made, speaking instead of Petro Poroshenko a few minutes before the new year on one of the most popular TV channels in Ukraine. The speech of the president was shown later.

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The video with Zelensky’s statement appeared on all social networks and YouTube. In his address, Zelensky says that every Ukrainian has several options: “go with the flow”, go to work abroad and try to change something yourself. The actor said he chose for himself the third option, writes Rtvi.

"Good evening friends. Soon we will meet the New Year and continue the "Evening Quarter" (it says about the New Year broadcast on the TV channel "1 + 1" - 24 channel). In the meantime, I have a short break, I decided to speak with you frankly, like Vladimir Zelensky, ”the showman began his speech, quoting 24tv.ua.

We note that immediately after these words he switched to the Ukrainian language.

“Now in Ukraine there is a situation where every Ukrainian has three ways. The first way is to live as you live, go with the flow, and this is normal, this is everyone’s choice. The second way is to collect your things and go to another country to earn money there and transfer them to your friends and relatives ... and this is also normal. But there is a third way - to try to change something in Ukraine itself. And I chose him for myself, ”the leader of the 95 Quarter stressed.

He stressed that everyone asks him about participation in the presidential elections: “are you going or are you not going?”.

“You know, unlike our great politicians, I did not want to promise you uselessly. And now, a few minutes before the New Year, I will promise you something and immediately fulfill it. Dear Ukrainians, I promise you to go to the presidents of Ukraine and immediately execute. I go to the Presidents of Ukraine. Let's do it together. Happy New Year! With the new servant of the people! ", - said Vladimir Zelensky.

The presidential election in Ukraine will be held on March 31. The election campaign officially kicked off 31 on December 2018 of the year.

In addition to stand-ups and film roles, Zelensky is also known as the head of the 95 Quarter studio, which produces television content, films, and concert organization. Zelensky also in 2010-2012 was the general producer of the channel "Inter".

Ukrainian media linked Zelensky’s candidacy with businessman Igor Kolomoisky. Allegedly, the oligarch in the upcoming elections made a bet on Zelensky and will deal with his support. It was on the channel 1 + 1, which is part of the holding owned by Kolomoisky, that on the New Year's Eve, due to the appeal of Zelensky, the broadcasting of congratulations to the current president, Petro Poroshenko, was delayed.

According to the November polls, the comedian ranked second among possible candidates for the presidency of Ukraine. Then 9,9% of respondents were ready to vote for him - one percentage point more than Poroshenko.

Yulia Tymoshenko took the first place in the poll - they were ready to vote for her more than 15% of respondents.

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