However, security has been strengthened, influencing her daily life, Poroshenko said. “I used to just get in a car and drive wherever I needed to go. Now I’m not allowed to do so,” she said.
The interview was broadcast on Channel Five, which belongs to the president. In a nine-minute video, the first lady answers questions from anchor Vitaliy Haydukevych, while walking in the garden of the Poroshenkos spacious family mansion in Kozyn village outside Kyiv.
According to her, the president still lives in the mansion some 30 kilometers away from Kyiv. The family owns an apartment in central Kyiv, close to parliament and the Presidential Administration, but her husband prefers to stay in the countryside. His wife says he returns from the office so late that he never suffers from traffic jams.