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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 ...

Poroshenko declares end to martial law in Ukraine

World Dec 27, 2018

Poroshenko declares end to martial law in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday announced the end of martial law in the country's border regions that was introduced last month after Russia's seizure of three of Kiev's navy vessels in the Sea of Azov. "Today, right now, at 2:00 p.m. (1200 GMT) the ...

Russia retains heightened military border presence: Ukraine leader

World Dec 17, 2018

Russia retains heightened military border presence: Ukraine leader

Russia retains a heightened military presence on Ukraine's border, having pulled back "less than 10 percent" of its forces since tensions between the countries peaked in November, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday. "The biggest part (of troops) is still there, less than 10 percent ...

Ukraine bans Russian men from entry in martial law crackdown

World Nov 30, 2018

Ukraine bans Russian men from entry in martial law crackdown

Ukraine has tightened control over its border, imposing new entry restrictions for foreigners and banning Russian men after President Petro Poroshenko introduced martial law and warned that the Kremlin may be preparing an invasion. The ban on men aged 16 to 60 intensified tensions between ...

Europe rebuffs Ukrainian calls for NATO naval action in Russia standoff

World Nov 30, 2018

Europe rebuffs Ukrainian calls for NATO naval action in Russia standoff

European leaders rebuffed calls from Ukraine for greater support against Russia on Thursday, after Kiev urged NATO to send ships into waters disputed with Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Kiev to be "sensible" following the request from President Petro Poroshenko, just hours after the ...