President Petro Poroshenko claims that starting from tomorrow he will begin struggle for the election for the post of President of Ukraine in the second round.
"I’m not ashamed to say - I was destined to meet in the second round with a puppet of Kolomoyskyi. We will not give a single chance to Kolomoyskyi," he said after the end of the voting in the first round.
"That is why to complete what was started, not to ruin what was done and not to waste what was hard won by people, I will start fighting tomorrow for the victory in the second round," Petro Poroshenko emphasized.
The President stressed that he had a chance to continue that struggle due to the support of Ukrainians. "You, your decisive actions, good for you, have given us this opportunity. And today, I repeat, we have made a very important step towards victory," he stated.
The Head of State once again reminded that the main task for him is to further implement the program on poverty reduction and economic development of the country. "My program is actually very short. The main priority is the implementation of the program from poverty eradication to the economy of the future. Priority: economy, economy and once again economy. And you all know: if I go for something, whether it is the ratification of the Association Agreement, the Tomos, the visa-free regime or decentralization, everything will be fine for us. We will definitely achieve and definitely win," Petro Poroshenko noted and reminded that all the achievements mentioned by him had seemed inaccessible.
"Because the damage to the economy caused by the Russian aggressor was too powerful," he said.
The President stressed that, despite the fact that "someone is about to crawl to the Russian aggressor or do something else", Ukrainians and the authorities should bet on further strengthening of their state and troops.
"Friends, we face very serious challenges. Challenges to the future of the state and generations of Ukrainians. Our second road to peace lies through the further strengthening of the army and we cannot stop this process. For the army, not some kind of memorandum, is the guarantor of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of our state. And whoever doubts that, look at the state of the army 15, 10 or 5 years ago ... I felt it with my heart. And most of the people cannot imagine the challenges and impossible situations we encountered. And we cannot allow the return to those conditions," the Head of State said.
"I did it as the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. I want to remind everyone - it's not a joke, it's the election of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief. And I will deal with it daily, just as I did over the first five years," Petro Poroshenko stressed.