Voters describe mixed emotions in the run-up to Sunday’s vote [Oksana Parafeniuk/Al Jazeera]
Ukraine – In Sunday’s presidential vote, Ukraine‘s President Petro Poroshenko will be tested for the first time since he came to power in 2014 on the wave of pro-European protests known as Maidan, which overthrew the country’s Russia-backed leader, Viktor Yanukovich.
The opinion polls suggest that he is in the third place, behind opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and the frontrunner, comedian Volodymyr Zelensky.
The election ballot will list 39 presidential candidates in the war-torn country.
Al Jazeera spoke to people in the capital, Kiev, the second-largest city Kharkiv, the eastern town of Severodonetsk located less than 40km from the conflict zone contested by pro-Russian forces and Milove, a town divided by