10 Apr 2019 18:13

Zelensky will not come for VADA blood tests at Kyiv's Olimpiyskiy stadium on Wednesday - media

KYIV. April 10 (Interfax) - The showman Volodymyr Zelensky, one of the two candidates in the Ukrainian presidential runoff, will not come to the Olimpiyskiy sports complex in Kyiv on Wednesday for a blood test to be carried out by a voluntary anti-doping agency (VADA), the BBC News Ukrainian reported, citing the candidate's political advisor Dmytro Razumkov.

"There was this issue of tests, the tests were done. Someone had it done at an incomprehensible medical unit and the other in the lab," Razumkov said.

"Next, no need for tests anymore, but start debates," he said.

Zelensky is preparing for the April 19 debates at the Olimpiyskiy.

Earlier, the Ukrainian boxer and ex-world champion Wladimir Klitschko urged Poroshenko and the other presidential candidate, Volodymyr Zelensky, to arrive at Olimpiyskiy Stadium on April 10 afternoon for a VADA blood test.

Meanwhile, the presidential administration told Interfax that Poroshenko was planning to be at the Olimpiyskiy for a VADA test on Wednesday afternoon.