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Ukrainian comedian gets serious with investors in bid for presidency

Apr 12 2019

KIEV In a popular TV series, a fictional Ukrainian president gets so drunk at a dinner with the head of the International Monetary Fund that he throws her into a swimming pool.

Comedian rips up the play book in Ukraine election success

Apr 05 2019

KIEV As a comedian, TV host and actor, Volodymyr Zelenskiy knows how to start a show with a bang. He proved that by beating all comers in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election. | Video

Comedian set to win first round of Ukraine presidential vote

Mar 27 2019

KIEV Ukrainians exhausted by five years of war and decades of official corruption look set to send a comedian with no political experience into a second round run-off against the incumbent when they vote in Sunday's presidential election.

RPT-NEWSMAKER-Comedian takes centre stage in Ukraine's presidential race

Mar 27 2019

KIEV, Feb 27 In a popular Ukrainian TV series, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy plays a president who is scrupulously honest and outwits crooked lawmakers and shadowy businessmen who try to stand in his way.

Seeing double? Two Tymoshenkos run to become Ukraine president

Mar 22 2019

KIEV Ukrainians casting their vote in this month's presidential election will need to be sharp-eyed: two candidates with the same name and initials, Y.V. Tymoshenko, will be next to each other on the ballot paper.

Komiker tritt ins Rampenlicht ukrainischer Präsidentenwahl

Mar 18 2019

Kiew In einer der beliebtesten ukrainischen Fernsehserien spielt er den integren Präsidenten, der unbeirrt korrupten Politikern und zwielichtigen Geschäftsleuten die Stirn bietet.

Five years on, Crimea annexation divides a family

Mar 15 2019

KIEV/SIMFEROPOL Five years after Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine, prominent dissident Ilmi Umerov finds himself in Kiev, separated from his wife and family in Crimea whom he fears rejoining because of what he thinks is the threat of prosecution.

Comedian takes center stage in Ukraine's presidential race

Mar 02 2019

KIEV In a popular Ukrainian TV series, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy plays a president who is scrupulously honest and outwits crooked lawmakers and shadowy businessmen who try to stand in his way. | Video

Some see 'devil's work' as Ukrainian Church prepares to split with Russia

Dec 14 2018

KOROSTEN, Ukraine Ukrainian security service officers raided the Orthodox Christian cathedral in this northwestern town this month, saying it suspected its Russia-aligned clergy of spreading religious hatred. | Video

Ukrainians relive bloodshed of Kiev's Maidan in virtual reality

Sep 17 2018

KIEV A volunteer medic and the man whose life he saved. A lawmaker whose Facebook post calling for protests in Kiev's Maidan square helped bring down a president.

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