The former head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) said that Poroshenko did not meet the expectations of millions of Ukrainians and disgraced the ideals of Maidan.
Former presidential candidate and former head of the SSU Igor Smeshko said that he and his political force “Strength and Honor” will not support the current president, Petro Poroshenko, in the second round of elections.
About this, he wrote on his page on Facebook.
“We did not support the current political power in the person of Petro Poroshenko, and we are not going to support it in the second round of the presidential elections. We believe that Petro Poroshenko has not met the xpectations of millions of Ukrainians and disgraced the ideals of Maidan, should be part of history. Unfortunately, not as a hero,” he wrote.
“On numerous questions, ‘how will you handle your electoral support now? ‘. I answer: I have never sold Ukraine and my compatriots, voters and potential supporters and I will not sell them in the future. I didn’t search for any positions in the government and I’m not looking; I’m not conducting any negotiations on these topics with anyone,” Smeshko added.
He also spoke about the candidate Vladimir Zelensky.“Frankly speaking, I know only the talented actor Zelensky. I have human sympathy for his talent. I don’t know Zelensky as the politics, the state figure, the specialist in the systemic government bodies. Therefore, I once again recall the good old English rule of voting in a democracy: ‘In the first election vote with your heart and mind, and at the crucial stage of the election, according to circumstances. For the lesser evil against your homeland and your family,’” he wrote.
Smeshko also added that his party will go to parliamentary elections.“Secondly, almost one million two hundred thousand voters (more than 6% of the total number of votes) who voted for our program is the real basis for the first political party based on the ideology of conservative democracy, will certainly enter the Verkhovna Rada at the next parliamentary elections” – he wrote.