On the eve of the YouTube channel, Deutsche Welle published a video on which Poroshenko declares that, it turns out, he never made promises to sell the 5 channel.
The journalist of the German radio station Tim Sebastian asked about the fate of the Ukrainian TV channel, which is owned by President Poroshenko. Answer of the President of Ukraine:
I never promised to sell the 5 channel. Never!
But you promised to be different from the oligarchs who own the media in the country.
If you look, the channel is one of the most criticizing and most free. There are reporters with a reputation.
But you are the president. You have to do other things.
Poroshenko, after a pause, said that he was “the guarantor of freedom of the press,” which, to all appearances, fairly mocked not only German, but also Ukrainian journalists who followed the interview with the “guarantor.