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Ukrainian businessman and politician

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Petro Poroshenko: Ukrainian businessman and politician
Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko is the fifth and current President of Ukraine, in office since 2014. He served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2010, and as the Minister of Trade and Economic Development in 2012. From 2007 until 2012, Poroshenko headed the Council of Ukraine's National Bank.

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Ukraine election: Voters to choose between comedian and president

ukraine election: voters to choose between comedian and president
Television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is favourite at the polls against incumbent Petro Poroshenko.
BBC News - Published

Ukraine election: Can a comedian unite a divided country?

ukraine election: can a comedian unite a divided country?
Many Ukrainians are tired of corruption and yearning for a fresh face. That's why they're pinning their hopes on comedian and political neophyte Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Incumbent Petro Poroshenko looks..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine election: presidential candidates trade barbs in stadium debate [Video]Ukraine election: presidential candidates trade barbs in stadium debate

Ukraine's presidential election candidates have taken part in a stadium debate with polls showing TV comedian Volodmyr Zelensky ahead of Petro Poroshenko

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:30Published

Ukraine set to elect comedian as next president [Video]Ukraine set to elect comedian as next president

Ukrainians fed up with entrenched corruption and hungry for change are likely to elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no previous political experience, as their next president in a run-off vote..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:05Published

Ukraine election: Petro Poroshenko remains unpopular in Odessa [Video]Ukraine election: Petro Poroshenko remains unpopular in Odessa

Ethnic diversity may be why voters in Odessa reject their incumbent president in the first round of the presidential election.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published

Ukraine leader reboots campaign ahead of presidential run-off [Video]Ukraine leader reboots campaign ahead of presidential run-off

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko seeks to reboot his campaign in response to strong competition from his challenger, the comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Ukraine comedian's campaign strategy is no joke [Video]Ukraine comedian's campaign strategy is no joke

Ukraine's presidential candidates took drug tests on Friday in a gripping tit-for-tat rivalry between incumbent Petro Poroshenko and popular TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Ukraine's Poroshenko and Zelenskiy undergo televised drug tests [Video]Ukraine's Poroshenko and Zelenskiy undergo televised drug tests

The two remaining candidates in Ukraine's presidential race underwent televised drug and alcohol tests on Friday, capping a week in which they traded jibes in tit-for-tat social media videos and goaded..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Ukrainian Comedian Wins First Round In Ukraine Elections [Video]Ukrainian Comedian Wins First Round In Ukraine Elections

Business INsider reports Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who plays a fictional president on Ukrainian TV, is edging closer to becoming a real one after beating out incumbent president Petro Poroshenko in the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

A comedian gets one step closer to becoming Ukrainian president [Video]A comedian gets one step closer to becoming Ukrainian president

A comedian with a popular anti-corruption message but no political experience has taken the lead in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election. Saskia O'Donoghue reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Zelensky to face Poroshenko in Ukraine runoff: exit polls [Video]Zelensky to face Poroshenko in Ukraine runoff: exit polls

Surveys released after polls close in presidential vote show Volodymyr Zelensky winning first round with 30.6 percent.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:31Published

Comedian takes early lead in Ukraine election [Video]Comedian takes early lead in Ukraine election

A comedian with a popular anti-corruption message but no political experience took the lead in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, early exit polls showed. Gavino Garay..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Comedian Could Become Ukraine's President [Video]Comedian Could Become Ukraine's President

KIEV (Reuters) - A comedian with a popular anti-corruption message but no political experience took the lead in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, early exit polls showed...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Comedian in front as polls open in Ukraine [Video]Comedian in front as polls open in Ukraine

The top three contenders in Ukraine's presidential elections cast their vote in a first round which a comedian - who happens to play a fictional president in a popular TV series - is tipped to win...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Ukraine election: Comedian more popular than President Poroshenko [Video]Ukraine election: Comedian more popular than President Poroshenko

Volodymyr Zelensky, a charismatic comedian who has never held political office, is ahead in the opinion polls.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Is This Some Kind Of Joke? Comedian Leads Ukrainian Presidential Polls [Video]Is This Some Kind Of Joke? Comedian Leads Ukrainian Presidential Polls

Volodymyr Zelenskiy isn't the president of Ukraine. He just plays one on TV. But now, Business Insider reports he's leading the actual presidential polls one day ahead of the country's election...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Ukranian artists turn candy wrappers into critical president's portrait [Video]Ukranian artists turn candy wrappers into critical president's portrait

As Ukraine heads in for a presidential election on Sunday, two artists have created an unflattering portrait of incumbent Petro Poroshenko using sweet wrappers and bullet casings.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Comedian set to win round one of Ukraine election [Video]Comedian set to win round one of Ukraine election

Ukrainians exhausted by five years of war and decades of official corruption look set to send a comedian with no political experience into a second round runoff against the incumbent when they vote in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:07Published

Ukranian artist turns candy wrappers into critical president's portrait [Video]Ukranian artist turns candy wrappers into critical president's portrait

As Ukraine heads in for a presidential election on Sunday, two artists have created an unflattering portrait of incumbent Petro Poroshenko using sweet wrappers and bullet casings.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

War weary Ukrainians want vote for peace [Video]War weary Ukrainians want vote for peace

With a week to go until Ukrainians vote for their next president, a solution to the conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists is one of the biggest issues the country faces...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Ukrainian police officers injured in clash with far-right protesters at presidential event [Video]Ukrainian police officers injured in clash with far-right protesters at presidential event

More than a dozen Ukrainian police officers were injured during a clash with far-right protesters at a campaign even for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:24Published

Ukraine's Tymoshenko: 'gas princess,' prisoner, next president? [Video]Ukraine's Tymoshenko: 'gas princess,' prisoner, next president?

Yulia Tymoshenko has been Ukraine's prime minister twice, was the global face of a revolution, imprisoned by two different presidents, and the target of an operation to discredit her by President..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published

Comedian takes centre stage in Ukraine's presidential race [Video]Comedian takes centre stage in Ukraine's presidential race

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

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

 

Ukraine Quiet Ahead of Presidential Election

ukraine quiet ahead of presidential election
A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine's president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of..
WorldNews - Published

A referendum on Poroshenko but also a very Ukrainian election

a referendum on poroshenko but also a very ukrainian election
When Petro Poroshenko won Ukraine’s presidential election five years ago, it was with the campaign slogan: “Live in a new way!” Ukrainians voted for him in the hope he would make real the hopes..
WorldNews - Published

Comedian, incumbent set for ‘unorthodox’ Ukrainian presidential debate in football stadium

The two finalists in the weekend’s Ukrainian presidential election, President Petro Poroshenko and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, are set to debate Friday evening in Kiev’s Olympic Stadium, capping..
France 24 - Published

Ukrainian leader's re-election drive to win the army vote stutters

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko thought he could rely for his re-election in part on the votes of soldiers who have spent years fighting pro-Russian separatists. But a visit to the frontline found..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine: Russian Military Intelligence Hit Squad Captured

ukraine: russian military intelligence hit squad captured
The Ukrainian security service SBU said it captured a Russian military intelligence hit squad Wednesday it claims was responsible for the attempted murder of a Ukrainian military spy in the run-up to a..
WorldNews - Published

Mutual friends and borrowed cars: how Ukraine's would-be leader is linked to tycoon

mutual friends and borrowed cars: how ukraine's would-be leader is linked to tycoon
By Polina Ivanova KIEV, April 16 (Reuters) - Volodymyr Zelenskiy, front runner to be the next Ukrainian president, has connections to one of the country's wealthiest tycoons that are undermining his..
WorldNews - Published

Poroshenko 2.0: Ukraine leader reboots campaign ahead of presidential run-off

Flanked by rock musicians wearing yellow overalls and black t-shirts with skulls on them, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko pumped his fist, danced to the music and waved to supporters outside a..
Reuters - Published

Ukrainian President Arrives for Debate In Kyiv, Challenger Doesn't

ukrainian president arrives for debate in kyiv, challenger doesn't
With reporting by Christopher Miller in Kyiv, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, AP, AFP, and Reuters. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrived at Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv for a presidential election..
WorldNews - Published

Ukraine election: Poroshenko debates empty podium as Zelensky stays away

ukraine election: poroshenko debates empty podium as zelensky stays away
Petro Poroshenko's rival, Volodymyr Zelensky, fails to turn up for their election debate.
BBC News - Published

Germany's Merkel welcomes beleaguered Ukrainian leader

germany's merkel welcomes beleaguered ukrainian leader
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed beleaguered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Berlin on Friday, shortly before Ukrainian voters decide on their next leader, and praised the..
WorldNews - Published

Ukraine president rolls out special court to try corruption cases

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday announced the launch of a special court to try corruption cases, part of a flurry of activity to shore up his reform credentials ahead of a presidential..
Reuters - Published

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