Poroshenko Made a Mistake - Bobyrenko (Comments.ua)

20 February 2021

The official declaration of ex-president Petro Poroshenko that he is the owner of the Priamyi TV Channel is a wrong move. This was stated in the material of the Komentari (Comments in Eng.) portal by the expert of the NGO Bureau of Policy Analysis Viktor Bobyrenko.

“Now there will be an appropriate attitude to the channel. Only supporters of the fifth president will watch. For others, it will become “Poroshenko’s truth”. And this is a minus for Petro Oleksiiovych,” Viktor Bobyrenko explains.

The expert also commented on rumors that Poroshenko may fall under the sanctions of the National Security and Defense Council, and that Priamyi Channel may be blocked. According to Bobyrenko, any hit on the fifth president will play against the current guarantor Volodymyr Zelensky.

“This would allow Medvedchuk to say that there is a systematic attack not on him, but on freedom of speech in general. There will be a bonus for both Medvedchuk and Poroshenko. The latter will cement his electorate in style of keeping order! And our Western partners will unlikely perceive attacks on Poroshenko’s channel normally”, - the analyst sums up.

It will be recalled that another Ukrainian TV channel - this time Priamyi - can join the recently blocked 112, ZIK and News One from the so-called Medvedchuk’s pool. This information was provided by MP Oleksandr Dubinsky.

As previously reported by the Komentari Portal, Volodymyr Zelensky would become President of Ukraine again if the elections were held now. Although the support of Ukrainians for the current head of state has decreased significantly. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology. But he is followed by none other than Petro Poroshenko, the former president and leader of the European Solidarity Party.

Source: Comments.ua