"Today, on behalf of our candidate, his representative at the Central Election Commission Ruslan Knyazevych appeals to the CEC with the idea of making changes to the regulation on the procedure for holding debates," head of Poroshenko's election campaign headquarters Oleh Medviediev said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday.
According to him, this decision is motivated by the fact that Poroshenko's opponent, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, refused any other time for holding the debate on Friday, April 19.
Medviediev recalled that the candidates' debate at Public Television should begin at 20:00 on Friday.
"We think that 19:00 was suggested with the expectation that the law-abiding president and citizen Poroshenko is to be present at National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) by 20:00 and allegedly because of this will not be able to take part at 19:00 [at the NSC Olympiiskyi debate)," he said.
The speaker of the headquarters stressed that Poroshenko is ready for debates at both the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) and the NSC Olympiiskyi .