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President addressed gifted pupil: The main goal should be not the post of President, but the desire to bring benefit to Ukraine
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President Petro Poroshenko met with professors, young scientists and gifted youth of Slobozhanshchyna in Yaroslav the Wise National Law University of Kharkiv.

Pupil of Kharkiv school Heorhiy Artsybashev asked the President whether he will be able to become the Head of State if he keeps on studying well and winning various academic competitions. Last year, the boy won the 3rd place in the international championship on solving logical math puzzles held in Paris.

“I can say that you have a better chance because I had no medal in Paris. But I am not sure whether you should set a goal of becoming the President at all costs. I can tell you frankly that I didn’t have such a goal,” the President answered.

Petro Poroshenko emphasized that he was making every possible effort to make Ukraine better. “I was building plants, factories, creating jobs and pretty big budget revenues, trying to reform the country in the Parliament. And when it needed defense, I went to defend it without hesitations and I didn’t think about what it will bring me. And the first priority for me was how I can be useful for the country,” the Head of State noted.

The President said that if Heorhiy thinks about the benefit he may bring to Ukraine, his knowledge and efforts will not remain unnoticed. “If you still have this desire when you grow up, for there are certain restrictions for presidential candidates – you must be at least 35 years old, I am sure you will succeed,” Petro Poroshenko concluded.

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