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6th President of Ukraine, Ukrainian politician, actor, director, and film producer

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Volodymyr Zelensky: 6th President of Ukraine, Ukrainian politician, actor, director, and film producer
Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy, commonly transliterated as Zelensky, Ukrainian: Володи́мир Олекса́ндрович Зеле́нський, romanized: Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyi is a Ukrainian politician, actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and director serving as the 6th president of Ukraine since May 2019.

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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."
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Zelensky Wants People To Stop Thinking Ukraine Is A Corrupt Country [Video]Zelensky Wants People To Stop Thinking Ukraine Is A Corrupt Country

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that Ukraine is corrupt. Zelensky said he’s ready for another phone call with Trump and open to visiting the White..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

'Confident' Zelensky wants no involvement in U.S. politics -Senator Murphy [Video]'Confident' Zelensky wants no involvement in U.S. politics -Senator Murphy

A group of three U.S. Senators visited Kiev on Friday (February 14) to convey a message of continued bipartisan support for Ukraine after it got entangled last year in President Donald Trump's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:35Published

Trump Suggests Military Might Take Disciplinary Action Against Vindman [Video]Trump Suggests Military Might Take Disciplinary Action Against Vindman

President Donald Trump suggests the U.S. military may take disciplinary action against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. According to Business Insider, Vindman was a witness in the impeachment trial. He said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Zelenskiy asks pope to help win release of prisoners of war [Video]Zelenskiy asks pope to help win release of prisoners of war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met Pope Francis on Saturday and asked the pontiff for help to win release of prisoners of war held by Russia and Russian-backed separatists.

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Trump ousts WH staffer Vindman who testified against him -lawyer [Video]Trump ousts WH staffer Vindman who testified against him -lawyer

The Trump administration on Friday removed Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from his position as the White House's top Ukraine expert after he provided damaging testimony about President..

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Trump's team ramps up defense despite Bolton's claim [Video]Trump's team ramps up defense despite Bolton's claim

Donald Trump's lawyers continued their defense of the U.S. president in his impeachment trial, despite revelations by ex-national security advisor John Bolton that Trump's deal with Ukraine was, in..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 03:45Published

Trump told Bolton he wanted to hold Ukraine aid pending help on Biden probe -NYTimes [Video]Trump told Bolton he wanted to hold Ukraine aid pending help on Biden probe -NYTimes

U.S. President Donald Trump told his then-national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security aid to Ukraine until officials there helped with..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Democrats use words of Trump allies against him in impeachment trial [Video]Democrats use words of Trump allies against him in impeachment trial

Democrats on Thursday pressed their case at U.S. President Donald Trump’s Senate trial for removing him from office by using the words of his own allies against him to make the point that his actions..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 04:08Published

Schiff: Nothing more dangerous than president acting with impunity [Video]Schiff: Nothing more dangerous than president acting with impunity

The lead Democratic prosecutor, Representative Adam Schiff, said in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday that "nothing could be more dangerous to a democracy than a commander in chief who believed that he..

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Ukraine PM gets second chance after audio leak [Video]Ukraine PM gets second chance after audio leak

Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk had offered his resignation after audio leaked suggesting he had criticized President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Freddy Tennyson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Ukrainian PM offers to quit after tape suggests he criticized president [Video]Ukrainian PM offers to quit after tape suggests he criticized president

Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk submitted his resignation on Friday after an audio leaked suggesting he had criticized President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Freddy Tennyson reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:53Published

Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled [Video]Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled

Ukraine's interior ministry announced an investigation into the possible illegal surveillance of the then American ambassador to Kiev, Marie Yovanovitch, following messages contained in documents..

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Democrats add last-minute evidence in impeachment [Video]Democrats add last-minute evidence in impeachment

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday they would include new evidence when they send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

Truth about Iran plane crash could not be hidden: Zelenskyy [Video]Truth about Iran plane crash could not be hidden: Zelenskyy

Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy urges international partners to be united and persistent until a probe was complete.

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'Disastrous mistake': Iran accepts blame for Ukraine jet [Video]'Disastrous mistake': Iran accepts blame for Ukraine jet

Iran admitted Saturday its military had accidentally shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 onboard, but the admission did little to quiet condemnation from countries, including Canada, which had..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:53Published

Iran says military shot down plane in error [Video]Iran says military shot down plane in error

Iran said on Saturday its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard, saying air defenses were fired in error while on high alert in the tense aftermath of Iranian..

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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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
NYTimes.com - Published

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.
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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.
NYTimes.com - 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..
Reuters - Published

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.
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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.
NYTimes.com - 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.
NYTimes.com - Published

Ukraine PM in Davos: government and prime minister do not plan to resign

Ukraine's government and Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk do not plan to resign and have good relations with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Honcharuk said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine president gives PM second chance after tape leak

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday allowed Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk to keep his job after the leak of an embarrassing audio recording prompted Honcharuk to submit his..
Reuters - Published

Law enforcement must find out who secretly recorded Ukraine PM: Zelenskiy

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged law enforcement bodies on Friday to determine who was involved in the making of a secret recording in the office of Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk and to..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine PM says 'don't jump to conclusions' after submitting resignation letter

Ukraine's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said people should not "jump to conclusions" after submitting a letter of resignation, which President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's office on Friday said he would..
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Zelenskiy asks for Germany's support to bring Iran plane crash perpetrators to justice

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday asked Chancellor Angela Merkel for Germany's support in bringing the perpetrators of last week's plane crash in Iran to justice, according to a..
Reuters - Published

Truth about Iran crash could not be hidden, says Ukraine's Zelenskiy

The findings by Ukrainian experts in Iran meant that the truth about the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane could not be concealed, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a televised address on..
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Ukraine president calls for plane crash perpetrators to be held accountable

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday that Iran's acknowledgement that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane was a step in the right direction but wanted those responsible to be..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine, France leaders agree French specialists to decode Iran crash black boxes

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Saturday that French specialists would help decode the black boxes of the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran,..
Reuters - Published

Presidents of Ukraine, Iran to discuss downed plane -Ukrainian official

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is set to hold a telephone call with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Saturday after Tehran said it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet,..
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Ukraine president expects full investigation, compensation from Iran on plane crash

Ukraine expects a full investigation, a full admission of guilt and compensation from Iran after the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a statement on..
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Ukraine president says spoke with Canada's Trudeau, agreed need for objective probe of plane crash

Ukraine and Canada have agreed to push for an objective investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday after speaking with Prime..
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Ukraine president says information from U.S. will help plane crash probe

Information provided by the United States will help investigate the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday after a phone call with Secretary of State..
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Pompeo offers Ukraine's Zelenskiy U.S. help in Iran crash probe

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday offered Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy U.S. help in the investigation of a Ukrainian plane crash in Iran.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine says airliner may have been downed by missile but not confirmed yet

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday that the possibility a missile downed a Ukrainian passenger airplane over Iran this week killing all on board had not been ruled out but it had..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine, Iran discuss plane crash investigation

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in a phone call with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, discussed the investigation into the Ukrainian plane crash in Iran, Zelenskiy's office said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine considering several possibilities behind Iran plane crash

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the government was considering several possible causes of a plane crash in Iran, which killed 176 citizens of 7 countries.
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Ukraine to send investigation team to Iran to probe plane crash: Zelenskiy

Ukraine will send a team of experts to Iran later on Wednesday to investigate the circumstances of the crash of an Ukrainian airliner, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said after meeting government..
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Ukraine to test airworthiness of entire civilian fleet after Iran crash: president

Ukraine will test the airworthiness of its entire civilian fleet of aircraft following the crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Wednesday in a statement.
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Iran crash is first fatal incident for Ukrainian airline

A Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Boeing 737-800 crashed in Iran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Iranian state TV. It was..
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Ukraine president says passengers, crew on board airliner in Iran dead

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Wednesday that all passengers and crew on board a Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran have been killed, citing preliminary information.
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Pompeo Cancels Ukraine Trip Amid Protests at Embassy in Iraq

A meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine would have been the first for a top Trump official since the impeachment inquiry began.
NYTimes.com - Published

Putin and Zelenskiy agree to work on new prisoner swap

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy have agreed to begin work immediately on a new prisoner swap, Ukraine's presidential office said.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo to Meet With Ukraine’s Zelensky in Kyiv

The secretary of state will “reaffirm U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty,” becoming the first cabinet official to meet with the Ukrainian leader since President Trump’s impeachment inquiry..
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Pompeo to visit Ukraine amid impeachment furor, disarray in Trump's policy toward key ally

Pompeo has refused to say how much he knew about the Ukraine pressure campaign. In Kyiv, he plans to meet with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.
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Ukraine appoints former U.N. ambassador as next ambassador to U.S

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appointed a former U.N. ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko as next ambassador to the United States, the presidential decree showed on Thursday.
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Ukraine’s Leader, Wiser to Washington, Seeks New Outreach to Trump

President Volodymyr Zelensky still needs backing from the administration. He is proposing a new ambassador and weighing hiring lobbyists to build better ties.
NYTimes.com - Published

Ukraine's Zelenskiy sees middle ground with Russia on gas transit, rules out one-year deal

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday Kiev and Moscow could reach an agreement on a new gas transit deal before the end of the year, and saw scope for compromise between their..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine's Zelenskiy says gas transit issue 'unblocked' after Putin meeting

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine and Russia had "unblocked" the issue of gas transit and the countries' advisers would work on the details of an agreement.
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Ukraine's Zelenskiy calls dialogue with Putin 'positive'

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday said it was "very positive" that he had resumed dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said many questions remained unsolved after their..
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Ukraine, Russia agree on full ceasefire in east Ukraine before 2019-end: communique

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday agreed to commit to a full and comprehensive implementation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine before the end of..
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Russia's Putin and Ukraine's Zelenskiy hold bilateral talks in Paris

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy held bilateral talks at a peace summit in Paris on Monday, the first time the two men have held one-on-one talks since the..
Reuters - Published

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