President of Ukraine

President in an interview for HARDtalk: To make key changes and remain in the history of the Ukrainian state - I have no more ambitions

12 October 2020 - 13:25

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasizes that he does not pursue high ratings. Instead he seeks to change the country and remain in its history. He said this in an interview for BBC HARDtalk.

The Head of State noted that today his rating corresponds to the level of trust that Ukrainian citizens expressed to him during the first round of the 2019 presidential election.

"Everything is very simple: in the first round I won, it was somewhere around 33%. Now I have the same figures. I understand that people see that I am an open person, I work 24/7, I do everything for the sake of the country," the President said.

As for the second round of the presidential race, as a result of which Volodymyr Zelenskyy received 73% of the vote, in his opinion, it was rather a kind of "sentence" to former President Petro Poroshenko.

At the same time, the Head of State stressed that he does not "cling" to the ratings.

"For me, nothing matters except that I can change something. To make key changes in Ukraine. And to remain in the history of my state. I have no more ambitions," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.