Ukraine’s Zelensky arrives at parliament for inauguration

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky steps into his new role as Ukrainian president with his inauguration, launching a new era for the country wrecked by war and economic difficulties. A month after scoring a landslide victory against incumbent Petro Poroshenko in polls, the 41-year-old becomes Ukraine’s youngest post-Soviet president.

Ukraine elections: Zelensky wins 73% of votes in an overwhelming victory

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has secured an impressive victory against incumbent president Petro Poroshenko in Sunday’s run-off, the first official results confirm.

The 41-year-old showman secured over 73 percent of the vote, the Central Election Commission’s latest data shows, with 75 percent of the ballots counted. Poroshenko only managed to rake up a bit over 24 percent of support in the second round of the presidential race, as Ukrainians overwhelmingly turned away from his policies, which have perpetuated the war in Donbass and plunged millions into poverty.

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Ukrain: celebrations at Zelensky’s HQ after victory announcement

Volodymyr Zelensky and members of his campaign team celebrate at their party’s headquarters after exit polls showed he won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, trouncing incumbent Petro Poroshenko. IMAGES

Comedian Zelensky celebrates win over Poroshenko in Ukraine presidential vote

#Ukrainian comic Volodymyr #Zelensky is set to win the presidency in a landslide victory over incumbent leader, Petro #Poroshenko, exit polls show. Zelensky has already been visited by police over violating one election law.

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Zelensky and Poroshenko vote in Ukrainian presidential election

Ukrainian candidates Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent President Petro Poroshenko cast their ballot in the second round of the country’s presidential election. Forty-one-year-old Volodymyr Zelensky’s bid to lead the country of 45 million people was initially dismissed as a joke when he announced his candidacy on New Year’s Eve. But now all opinion polls suggest incumbent President Petro Poroshenko is heading for defeat amid widespread anger over poverty, corruption and war.

Poroshenko and Zelensky arrive for presidential debate

Ukrainian presidential candidates Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky arrive at Kiev’s Olympic stadium for a debate ahead of the presidential runoff. Some 60,000 spectators are expected to attend the first and only policy head-to-head of the campaign. IMAGES of the candidates arriving at the stadium

Macron meets Ukrainian counterpart Poroshenko

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko at the Elysee Palace in Paris, hours after meeting Ukrainian comedian and opposition candidate Volodymyr Zelensky, with both seeking international backing nine days before the run-off in a high-stakes vote. IMAGES

Sick & tired of politicians? Comic Zelensky leads Ukraine’s presidential race in 1st round

With most of the votes counted, comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is leading the polls in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election.

So far he’s won 30% of the vote and will be up against incumbent president Petro Poroshenko later this month in the second round.

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Ukrainians express uncertainty after initial presidential result

Ukrainians in Kiev react after comedian Volodymyr Zelensky topped the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election with almost twice the vote share of his nearest rival, incumbent Petro Poroshenko, according to partial results. Zelensky’s political experience had been limited to playing the president in a TV show when he announced his long-shot candidacy at the start of the year.

Elections in Ukraine: Poroshenko arrives at his HQ

Incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrives at his headquarters after the announcement of provisional results which put him in second place in the first round of the presidential election, trailing behind comedian Volodymyr Zelensky.

Ukraine’s presidential elections: Frontrunner Zelensky votes

Frontrunner Volodymyr Zelensky casts his vote in Ukraine’s presidential elections. Zelensky, a comedian whose political experience is limited to playing the president on TV, has been polling with more than 25 percent support in final surveys, well ahead of his nearest rivals incumbent Petro Poroshenko and ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. IMAGES

Ukraine’s presidential elections: Poroshenko casts his vote

Current president Petro Poroshenko casts his vote in Ukraine’s presidential election. Incumbent Poroshenko is vying with ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to face comedian Volodymyr Zelensky in a run-off next month, according to polls. IMAGES

Ukraine’s newly independent church holds first service

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko takes part in Ukraine’s newly created independent Orthodox Church’s first service in Kiev after a historic break with the Russian Orthodox Church that has enraged Moscow. The service came a day after the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew based in Istanbul handed over a formal decree that finalised recognition of Ukraine’s new Church. IMAGES

Orthodox patriarch signs decree on independent Ukraine church

The Istanbul-based Orthodox patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople signs the formal decree confirming the creation of an independent Ukrainian church. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attended the ceremony in Istanbul. IMAGES

Servicemen sent to die for sake of Poroshenko approval ratings – Putin on Kerch Strait incident

President Petro Poroshenko sent Ukrainian servicemen to die in a provocation against Russia in the Kerch Strait, in hopes of boosting his approval rating, Vladimir Putin has claimed, adding that thankfully this didn’t happen.

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Ukrainians await historic synod decision on independent church

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrives at Kiev’s Saint Sophia Cathedral while several thousands of Ukrainians rally outside ahead of a historic synod expected to establish an Orthodox church independent from Russia. IMAGES

Ukraine’s president poses with ‘elite’ paratrooper sporting… Nazi insignia

Petro Poroshenko has met the country’s elite troops ahead of their redeployment to bolster the ‘partial’ martial law state. One of the soldiers openly sported an insignia of a Waffen SS division.

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Ukrainian President Poroshenko welcomes Lithuanian counterpart

President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, welcomes the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite, with an official ceremony at Mariinsky Palace in Kiev ahead of their official meeting. IMAGES

Heated debate in Ukrainian parliament voting on martial law decree

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