As earlier reported by Censor.NET, the president met with students of the university's history department Oct. 6. Answering a question of one of the students, Poroshenko advised him to spend one post-school year in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in the Donbas.
The next day, Oct. 7, the media spread the information on the student's alleged expulsion from the university.
The student later proved to be Taras Starodubets doing his master's degree in the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
Spokesperson for the academy Larysa Syvolozhska refuted allegations regarding Starodubets' expulsion from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and stressed that political views were never considered grounds for expulsion from the university.
"Students are not expelled from 'Mohylianka' for their political views. Moreover, we teach them to argue, including with the heads of the state... Mohylianka's management system does not stipulate that the president or a dean can come and say: "Let's expel this student because he has asked the president an awkward question." It's ridiculous to hear something like that about 'Mohylianka'," Syvolozhska explained.