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Former Ukrainian Prime Minister and Batkivshchyna party leader Yulia Tymoshenko will be nominated for the presidency on January 22.

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"It will be a grand congress of the party, which will provide support to Tymoshenko in her ambitious plans," according to the Ukrayinska Pravda Telegram channel.

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"Everything is going to be impressive. The venue is the Palace of Sports [in Kyiv]," it said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the presidential election campaign in Ukraine was officially launched on December 31. The elections are scheduled for March 31, 2019.

The deadline for submitting the documents is February 3, 2019. The Central Election Commission should decide on the registration of a candidate within five days after the submission of his or her documents.

A candidate may start campaigning the next day after the registration is confirmed, and the campaign should end at 24:00 Kyiv time on March 29.