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.

Ukrainian nationalists march through Odessa on 5th anniversary of May 2014 massacre

About a thousand people marched through #Odessa‘s city centre on the fifth anniversary of the day of Odessa tragedy on Thursday.
Protesters were seen holding Ukrainian national flags at the so-called ‘Ukrainian order march’ and chanting ‘Glory to #Ukraine! Glory to the Heroes’. In the evening they lit red torches and continued chanting slogans.

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Putin switches to Ukrainian as he speaks on ‘mutual citizenship’ [SUBS]

President Vladimir #Putin said the suggestion by #Ukraine’s president-elect to give Ukrainian #citizenship to Russians “suffering from an authoritarian regime” is “a good thing,” which would only bring the kindred nations closer. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9t98

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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.

Petro Poroshenko casts ballot in Ukrainian election runoff

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko casts his ballot in the second round of the presidential election. All opinion polls suggest Poroshenko is heading for defeat amid widespread anger over poverty, corruption and war. IMAGES of Poroshenko voting

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

Macron meets Ukrainian presidential candidate Zelenskiy

French President Emmanuel Macron receives Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the Elysée Palace in Paris. IMAGES

Ukraine’s vote rivals take drug tests in growing media spectacle

Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky take drug tests ahead of their election runoff as the ex-Soviet country’s presidential race becomes increasingly sensational.

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.