"We very much hope that the election will definitely take place on May 25th. We will not let anybody break this election, and we think that the presidential election is a very strong factor of stability in Ukraine. In practice, this gives us the opportunity to stabilise the situation and solve the question of returning peace to the nation."
8. Wide of meeting
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State:
"I think that there is a great deal of work to be done. The elections, I think, have been very well planned. And we are all looking forward to seeing a large turnout for the elections tomorrow."
10. Close of Albright's hands
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State:
"I do not speak from my country anymore, but I do speak as Chairman of the National Democratic Institute. We want very much to be in Ukraine, to be supportive, not only of the elections, but of all the work that is going to have to take place afterwards."
Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko met with former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in Kiev on Saturday.
The meeting came a day before Ukrainians head to the polls to elect a new leader, although pro-Russian separatists have prevented at least half of the country's election districts from preparing for the ballot.
"We can build a European, strong and democratic Ukraine," Tymoshenko told Albright.
"At the same time we need to resist the military aggression of the Kremlin," she added.
Albright, who is Chairman of the Washington DC-based National Democratic Institute and leads a team of international observers in Ukraine, said she was impressed by the country's preparations for the vote.
"We want very much to be in Ukraine to be supportive, not only of the elections, but of all the work that is going to have to take place afterwards," Albright said.
Twenty-one candidates are competing to become Ukraine's next leader.
Polls show billionaire confectioner Petro Poroshenko with a commanding lead, but short of the absolute majority needed to win in the first round.
His nearest challenger is Tymoshenko.
Most polls suggest Poroshenko would win a runoff ballot, which would be held on 15 June.