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High fives, selfies and a snap election as Zelenskiy takes power in Ukraine

20 May 2019, 7:32 PM

Television comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy took the oath of office as Ukraine’s new president on Monday, promising that as hard as he had worked in the past to make Ukrainians laugh, he would now work to keep them from crying.

Vladimir Putin

Putin wants to know Ukraine president-elect’s position on Eastern Ukraine

27 April 2019, 7:17 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday (April 27) that he wanted to know the position of Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy on the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

From Reagan to Zelensky, stars who went into politics

22 April 2019, 5:59 PM

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, whom exit polls showed winning Sunday’s presidential election in Ukraine, follows several celebrities — from US actor Ronald Reagan to Liberian footballer George Weah — who nabbed top political jobs in their countries.

Comedian Zelensky wins Ukraine presidency in landslide

21 April 2019, 8:14 PM

A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, dealing a stunning rebuke to the country’s political establishment. 

Viktor Medvedchuk

Putin ally to Ukraine’s probable new leader: Reconcile with Moscow, get territory back

19 April 2019, 8:43 PM

Ukraine’s new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he repairs ties with Moscow, the Kremlin’s closest ally in Ukraine said.

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