Poroshenko's blood test express results made public

13:50, 05 April 2019
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Chief doctor at the Kyiv City Narcological Hospital "Sociotherapy" Volodymyr Yary has announced no traces of psychoactive substances, that is alcohol or drugs, have been found in the body of Presidential candidate and incumbent Head of State Petro Poroshenko.

Samples of Poroshenko's blood, urine, and hair have been examined, he told a briefing at Kyiv's Olimpiyskiy Stadium on April 5.

Hair and hair follicle test results could come as late as in two weeks, while Yary says he hopes the results will be ready earlier.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, on April 3, Zelensky declared his readiness to come to the debate with Poroshenko ahead of the runoff, however, he voiced a number of conditions. In particular, he said,  the debates should be held at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv, "before the people of Ukraine", and with all TV channels being able to air the event live, while both candidates must undergo a medical exam and prove to the people that there are "no alcoholics or drug addicts" among them.

Poroshenko agreed to hold the debate with Zelensky at the stadium.

On April 4, speaker of the election headquarters of incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Oleh Medvedev, said that Poroshenko had invited Zelensky at the Olimpiyskiy health center to pass the relevant tests.

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In turn, Zelensky's headquarters rejected a proposal to take a blood test at the health center and announced he would come to a private lab.

On Friday morning, April 5, Zelensky passed blood tests at a private clinic Eurolab.

Presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko passed the relevant tests at the Olimpiyskiy health center.

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