Russian-Ukrainian journalist freed in prisoner swap with Kyiv thanks Putin

World Sep 10, 2019

Russian-Ukrainian journalist freed in prisoner swap with Kyiv thanks Putin

Kyrylo Vyshynsky, a Russian-Ukrainian journalist flown to Moscow as part of a landmark prisoner swap with Kyiv, on Monday thanked President Vladimir Putin and said his case was politically motivated. Vyshynsky, a dual Ukrainian and Russian national working for Moscow's RIA Novosti state news agency, ...

Zelenskiy party wins record score in Ukraine vote: exit polls

World / Politics Jul 22, 2019

Zelenskiy party wins record score in Ukraine vote: exit polls

Ukrainians gave their comedian-turned-president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a mandate to reboot the country's politics on Sunday by handing his party a record score in parliamentary elections, exit polls showed. Zelenskiy's Servant of the People party — named after the sitcom he starred in before his shock ...

Putin floats 'common citizenship' for Russians and Ukrainians

World / Politics Apr 30, 2019

Putin floats 'common citizenship' for Russians and Ukrainians

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Ukrainians and Russians are "one people" and will benefit from common citizenship after he angered Kiev by offering to fast-track Russian passports for Ukrainians. "I've said many times that Ukrainians and Russians are brotherly nations. Moreover, I believe ...

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy leads Ukraine presidential vote

World / Politics Apr 1, 2019

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy leads Ukraine presidential vote

Early results in Ukraine's presidential election show a comedian with no political experience maintaining his strong lead against the incumbent president in the first round, setting the stage for a runoff in three weeks. With nearly 60 percent of the polling stations counted Monday, Volodymyr ...