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Top Ukrainian singer denies presidential ambitions

Top Ukrainian singer denies presidential ambitions
Svyatoslav Vakarchuk

Ukrainian rock singer and civil activist Svyatoslav Vakarchuk has brushed off the rumours about his possible plans to run for president.

"I would like to say it once again: the [presidential] post is of no interest to me. I am interested in changes in the country," Ukrayinska Pravda quoted him as saying at a public lecture in Kharkiv on 29 October.

Vakarchuk said that the president's is not "a role you play in a series", perhaps hinting at comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyy's possible bid. He added that the president is a "serious matter".

 "Let us stop all the discussions on whether I'm going to run for president or not. It is not something we should be discussing today, I am offended by such questions," he said.

Vakarchuk also said that he hardly stood a chance "to change something" all on his own at the moment. "I think that we can only achieve something by joining our efforts," he said.

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