Global  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> > >

Ukraine's Poroshenko and Zelenskiy undergo televised drug tests

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 00:47s - Published < > Embed
Ukraine's Poroshenko and Zelenskiy undergo televised drug tests

Ukraine's Poroshenko and Zelenskiy undergo televised drug tests

The two remaining candidates in Ukraine's presidential race underwent televised drug and alcohol tests on Friday, capping a week in which they traded jibes in tit-for-tat social media videos and goaded each other to agree to a live policy debate.

Rough cut (no reporter narration)

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Ukraine's Poroshenko and Zelenskiy undergo televised drug tests

The two remaining candidates in Ukraine's presidential race underwent televised drug and alcohol tests on Friday (April 5), capping a week in which they traded jibes in tit-for-tat social media videos and goaded each other to agree to a live policy debate.

President Petro Poroshenko is facing Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no political experience who plays a fictional president in a TV series, in a run-off on April 21 after neither obtained a majority of votes in the first round last Sunday (March 31).

Zelenskiy won nearly twice as many votes as Poroshenko, but the incumbent is fighting back by painting his rival as a lightweight who would put Ukraine's security at risk.

The comedian had demanded they both be tested for drugs after he accepted Poroshenko's challenge for a policy debate in an apparent attempt to up the ante in their rivalry.

Early on Friday, Zelenskiy, 41, was shown in a livestream on his Facebook page undergoing a blood test at a private laboratory.

An hour later, several television channels broadcast live footage of Poroshenko, 53, having his blood drawn by a medic in red scrubs in a room inside Kiev's main football stadium.




You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Zelenskiy's first act as Ukraine's new president [Video]Zelenskiy's first act as Ukraine's new president

Ukraine&apos;s new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy took the oath of office on Monday and immediately announced he was dissolving parliament and calling a snap election, aiming to win seats in a..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:30Published

Zelenskiy's first act as Ukraine's new president [Video]Zelenskiy's first act as Ukraine's new president

Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy took the oath of office on Monday and immediately announced he was dissolving parliament and calling a snap election, aiming to win seats in a legislature..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Could a penthouse undermine Ukraine's Zelenskiy? [Video]Could a penthouse undermine Ukraine's Zelenskiy?

The wife of Ukraine&apos;s president-elect bought a luxury apartment for less than half the market rate, indicating that Volodymyr Zelenskiy&apos;s family has benefited from a transaction with..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:39Published

Could a penthouse undermine Ukraine's Zelenskiy? [Video]Could a penthouse undermine Ukraine's Zelenskiy?

The wife of Ukraine's president-elect bought a luxury apartment for less than half the market rate, indicating that Volodymyr Zelenskiy's family has benefited from a transaction with a member of the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:39Published

Ukraine's President-Elect Blocked From Getting Parliament Seats [Video]Ukraine's President-Elect Blocked From Getting Parliament Seats

Reuters reports Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday that the election commission was preventing him from calling a snap parliamentary election. Zelenskiy won with a large..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:56Published

Russia Offers Passports to East Ukraine, President-Elect Decries 'Aggressor State' [Video]Russia Offers Passports to East Ukraine, President-Elect Decries 'Aggressor State'

According to Reuters, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed an order to simplify the procedure for obtaining a Russian passport for residents of east Ukraine, prompting calls for more..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:41Published

Ukraine's Leaders Denounce Russia Over East Ukraine Passports [Video]Ukraine's Leaders Denounce Russia Over East Ukraine Passports

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Ukraine's outgoing leader and president-elect both issued statements denouncing Russia as an occupying force in eastern Ukraine, after Moscow moved to..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:41Published

The roadblocks facing Ukraine's comic new leader [Video]The roadblocks facing Ukraine's comic new leader

Former comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy will formally assume Ukraine's presidency next month. But he doesn't have a single member of his own party in parliament yet, so the reform fever that swept him to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:03Published

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.