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Ukraine president appoints lawyer linked to PrivatBank tycoon as administration chief

22 May 2019

KIEV Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy picked a lawyer with links to a prominent tycoon on Tuesday as head of the presidential administration, an appointment closely watched by investors in the early days of Zelenskiy's term.

Ukraine president appoints lawyer linked to PrivatBank tycoon as administration chief

21 May 2019

KIEV Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy picked a lawyer with links to a prominent tycoon on Tuesday as head of the presidential administration, an appointment closely watched by investors in the early days of Zelenskiy's term.

Ukraine president appoints lawyer linked to PrivatBank tycoon as administration chief

21 May 2019

KIEV Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy picked a lawyer with links to a prominent tycoon on Tuesday as head of the presidential administration, an appointment closely watched by investors in the early days of Zelenskiy's term.

Russia testing Ukraine's new leader with passport move - Lithuania

26 Apr 2019

KIEV Russia's decision to make it easier for residents of rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine to obtain a Russian passport is meant to test Ukraine's new leader and the West should not recognise the documents, Lithuania's foreign minister said on Friday.

Peace, honesty and cheap gas: Ukraine's new leader shoulders high expectations

24 Apr 2019

KIEV When the Ukrainian president played by actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy faces a corrupt parliament in his TV comedy, he fantasises about blasting them all away with two submachine guns.

Zelenskiy faces battles with Ukraine's hostile parliament

23 Apr 2019

KIEV Before Ukraine's new president Volodymyr Zelenskiy was even elected, an opposition leader was plotting to curb his powers and make it easier for him to be impeached. | Video

Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide: exit polls

23 Apr 2019

KIEV Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after exit polls showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war. | Video

Ukraine enters uncharted waters after comedian wins presidency

23 Apr 2019

KIEV Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically upended the status quo and won the country's presidential election by a landslide. | Video

Newsmaker: Landslide election victory thrusts Ukrainian comedian into limelight

23 Apr 2019

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

Landslide election victory thrusts Ukrainian comedian into limelight

23 Apr 2019

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

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