The rally "Protect Ukraine!" has started in support of incumbent President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko as a candidate for the post of the Head of State in the Independence Square in Kyiv.
"It is not a choice between Zelenskyi and Poroshenko. We all are aware of the real stake at these elections: whether our country will continue its path towards the EU and NATO, or everything will be put on the back burner. Another extremely important question is whether Ukrainians will allow revenge to happen, whether we will be able to resist the Kremlin’s attempts to conquer Ukraine again and make it a part of a satellite of the Russian Empire," Petro Poroshenko said
"Despite the fact that Putin has a much larger military budget and Russia has much more resources, I guarantee you that if I am elected on April 21, Putin will suffer a defeat here in Ukraine in the next five years," Poroshenko said.