Volodymyr Zelensky

6th President of Ukraine since 2019, actor, director and film producer

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Volodymyr Zelensky: 6th President of Ukraine since 2019, actor, director and film producer
Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky, officially Zelenskyy, is the sixth and current president of Ukraine. Before entering politics, he was a comedian, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy: 'high chance' of ending war in Ukraine 'this year'. [Video]

Volodymyr Zelenskyy: 'high chance' of ending war in Ukraine 'this year'.

In an exclusive interview for Global Conservation with Euronews Correspondent Sasha Vakulina, Ukraine President Vlodoymyr Zelenskyy has said there is a 'high chance' of ending the conflict in the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 20:00Published

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The gunman who took some 20 people hostage in a western Ukrainian city has freed them after President Volodymyr Zelensky fulfilled his rather strange wish. Giving in to the gunman’s demands, Zelensky..
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Ukraine's Zelensky accused by ex-leader of hosting Russian 'fifth column'

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Ukraine leader cancels meetings, trips after wife tests positive for coronavirus

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy cancelled face-to-face meetings and visits and will limit his contacts to a close circle after his wife tested positive for coronavirus, the presidential press..
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Ukraine's first lady contracts coronavirus

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KIEV, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Olena Zelenska, wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, announced on Friday via her official social media account that she has...
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Ukraine official spins mouse tale to highlight corruption

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In 2019, Ukraine ranked 126th out of 180 countries in Transparency International's - making it the second most corrupt country in Europe after Russia. President Volodymyr Zelensky's administration came..
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Ukraine may grant visa-free access to citizens of China, Australia, Arab states to boost tourism

Ukraine is considering cancelling its visa requirement for tourists from China, Australia, New Zealand and Arab states in order to attract more visitors once lockdowns ease and bring more money into..
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Ukraine will ‘never surrender sovereign control over Donbass or Crimea

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday denied that Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has underestimated the challenge of achieving peace with Russia. Talking to DW, Kuleba said..
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Ukraine must drain corruption swamp, Saakashvili says in latest comeback

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, vowed on Friday to help his new boss, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, clean out a political "swamp" of oligarchs' interests that he said..
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Georgian ex-President Saakashvili toasts appointment to Ukraine reform role

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, was appointed on Thursday to a senior role at an advisory body on reforms chaired by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
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Invoking Cossack resistance, Ukrainian mayor defies lockdown measures

The mayor of a town in central Ukraine has unilaterally decided to ease lockdown restrictions, causing a row with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's government as it seeks to avoid a second wave of novel..
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Ukraine parliament votes to appoint presidential ally as new prosecutor general

Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday voted to appoint Iryna Venediktova, a 41-year-old lawyer and close ally of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, as the country's new Prosecutor General.
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Ukraine plans more lockdowns, IMF talks, food export curbs over coronavirus

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced nationwide shutdowns on Monday to contain the coronavirus spread, called for government restrictions on food exports and for aid talks with overseas..
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Ukraine wants talks with IMF, food export curbs to fight virus fallout

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked his government on Monday to hold talks with the International Monetary Fund to ask for financial support to counteract the effect of the coronavirus on the..
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Ukraine's prosecutor general axed in parliament no-confidence vote

Ukraine's prosecutor general was axed in a parliamentary vote on Thursday night, the latest casualty in a sweeping reshuffle by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that has raised questions about the..
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Ukraine president jettisons PM in search for 'new brains' to revive economy

Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskiy ousted Oleksiy Honcharuk as prime minister after just six months in a reshuffle on Wednesday, saying that "new brains and new hearts" were required to revive the..
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Ukraine president seeks 'new brains and new hearts' as he ousts PM

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy ditched Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk in a sweeping reshuffle on Wednesday after just six months in charge, saying "new brains and new hearts" were needed to..
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Out with the new: Ukraine president to bring in experienced hands in reshuffle

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party is set to promote some experienced hands in a sweeping reshuffle on Wednesday, as it ditches a cabinet run by the country's youngest ever prime minister..
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Ukrainian prime minister to exit in sweeping reshuffle

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Ukrainian prime minister has submitted resignation letter: lawmaker

Ukraine's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has submitted his letter of resignation, Galyna Yanchenko, a lawmaker from President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's ruling party, told reporters on Tuesday.
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In eastern Ukraine, the cost of peace may still be too high for Volodymyr Zelenskiy

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Coronavirus: Ukraine protesters attack buses carrying China evacuees

President Volodymyr Zelensky urged people to show solidarity and remember "we are all human".
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Ukraine president to convene security council meeting on Donbass fighting

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will convene a Ukrainian security council meeting on Tuesday after one soldier was killed and four wounded in what Kiev said was heavy shelling by Russian forces..
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Zelensky responds to Trump's claims: 'It's not true that Ukraine is a corrupt country'

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said he wanted to "change this image" of Ukraine as a "corrupt country" because "it's not true." - Published

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Who needs an Oscar? I'm popular in U.S. now, jokes Ukrainian leader

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a former comic actor, joked on Saturday that after dreaming of Oscars and popularity in the United States, he had achieved at least the fame part through..
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Leaders of Ukraine, Russia discuss release of prisoners

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone about the release of Ukrainian citizens detained in Russia, eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Zelenskiy's office..
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In wake of impeachment, U.S. senators to visit Ukraine

Three U.S. senators will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kiev on Friday, seeking to reinforce the importance of his country as a strategic U.S. ally after he found himself at the..
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New Ukraine chief of staff: compromises possible in Russia talks

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's new chief of staff Andriy Yermak said there could be compromises in Kiev's negotiations with Moscow over the future of the Donbass region but also stressed..
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Ukraine's political course won't change after chief of staff's exit: presidential statement

The office of Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday the country's political course will not change after the dismissal of his chief of staff, Andriy Bogdan.
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Ukraine's president fires chief of staff after reports of turf war

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday dismissed his chief of staff Andriy Bogdan, a lawyer whose links with a prominent tycoon had made him one of Zelenskiy's most controversial..
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Ukraine president's chief of staff dismissed: presidential decree

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has dismissed his chief of staff Andriy Bogdan and replaced him with a senior aide, Andriy Yermak, according to three decrees published on the presidential..
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Ukraine's president asks pope to help win release of prisoners of war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked Pope Francis on Saturday for help to win the release of prisoners of war held by Russia and Russian-backed separatists.
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President Zelensky Claims Leaked Audio Shows Iran Knew Immediately It Shot Down Ukrainian Flight

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview that a leaked audio recording proved that Iran knew it had shot down a Ukrainian airliner almost immediately, despite authorities in Tehran..
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Recording shows Iran knew immediately it had shot down plane -Zelenskiy

A leaked audio recording of an Iranian pilot talking to the control tower in Tehran shows that Iran knew immediately it had shot down a Ukrainian airliner last month, Ukraine's president Volodymyr..
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Ukraine wants larger compensation for its citizens killed in plane shootdown in Iran

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that Kiev was not satisfied with a size of compensation Iran had offered to families of Ukrainians killed in the downing of a plane near Tehran..
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Meanwhile, in Ukraine: Pompeo meets the president but does not invite him to visit.

“If there is anything we can negotiate and discuss, and if I can bring something back home, I am ready to go straight away,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said. - Published

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Friday that the Trump administration would not waver in its support for Ukraine and denied charges at the heart of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial...
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Pompeo, Zelensky put brave face on over U.S.-Ukraine relations amid Trump impeachment inquiry

Mike Pompeo became this week the first official from Trump's cabinet to meet with Ukraine's leader since the impeachment inquiry began last fall. - Published

Pompeo Says U.S. Backs Ukraine Against Russian Aggression

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv, during the impeachment trial of President Trump over a pressure campaign against Ukraine. - Published

Pompeo says Zelenskiy White House visit not conditional on Biden probes

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that a prospective visit by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to the White House was not conditional on Ukraine opening an investigation into..
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Trump is being impeached over an extortion scheme, not a 'policy dispute'

Trump was shaking down Zelensky while trying to keep the rest of the government in the dark. That's not a 'policy,' that's a conspiracy. - Published

Trump’s lawyers say Ukraine’s leader got the meeting he wanted, even though he said he did not.

A former top adviser said that world leaders are not satisfied with so-called pull-aside at another event, like a United Nations meeting, which is what Volodymyr Zelensky received. - Published

Pompeo plans to meet with Zelensky next week.

It will be the first meeting between a member of President Trump’s cabinet and Ukraine’s leader since the impeachment inquiry against Mr. Trump began in the fall. - Published

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