Kyivans and the president came out to cast their ballots
<center.This polling station in the Obolon district of Kyiv opened on time, at eight in the morning. The first voters arrived right away. They say they feel a responsibility for their country.
“I want to see honesty in parliament. It is the most important thing. I do not want to see nepotism or corruption. I want the Rada to work openly, honestly, transparently,” Kyiv resident Amina Akhmedova said.
Anna Yudavinska came to vote from the maternity ward. She had to obtain doctor’s permission to come here. She says that voting is very important for her, because it’s not about just her future, but about the future of her children as well.
“I vote for the sake of my unborn child. I hope everything will be all right,” she said. “A stable, reliable and peaceful future is the most important thing for our country.”
Yudavinska said she knew that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was going to vote at the same polling station although it didn’t impact her choice.
Zelensky arrived a little after noon. He and his wife, Olena, were dressed casually. This time – Zelensky did not show his ballot but did talk about whom he would like in the role of future prime minister.
“Some people running for Parliament might not like it. They might hope to see themselves in this post. I have a position of my own. I think that this person should be an economist, someone who hasn’t been a faction leader ……. I am conducting consultations,” Zelensky said.