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Ukraine: Sovereign state in Eastern Europe
Ukraine, sometimes called the Ukraine, is a country in Eastern Europe. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42.5 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic. The dominant religions in the country are Eastern Orthodoxy and Greek Catholicism. Ukraine is currently in a territorial dispute with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Including Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world.

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Call us: West scrambles to talk to Ukraine's new leader

The European Union scrambled to get a call with Ukraine's president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday as Western powers wondered whether the TV comic would heed their urgings to stick with reforms..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine enters uncharted waters after comedian wins presidency

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..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Ukraine

The West Is Eager To Speak With Ukraine's New Leader [Video]The West Is Eager To Speak With Ukraine's New Leader

According to Reuters, The European Union scrambled to get a call with Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday as Western powers wondered whether the TV comic would heed their urgings..

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Ukraine Comedian Wins Presidential Election [Video]Ukraine Comedian Wins Presidential Election

Reuters reports that Ukraine has entered unfamiliar political territory after near-final results show a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies has been elected president. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

The EU Pushes Ukraine's Newly-Elected President Toward Reform [Video]The EU Pushes Ukraine's Newly-Elected President Toward Reform

The EU Pushes Ukraine's Newly-Elected President Toward Reform

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Comedian' Becomes President In Ukraine [Video]Comedian' Becomes President In Ukraine

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically up-ended the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Ukraine Enters New World With Celeb President [Video]Ukraine Enters New World With Celeb President

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically up-ended the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Ukraine's TV President Faces Tough Road [Video]Ukraine's TV President Faces Tough Road

Michael Bociurkiw is a global affairs analyst and a former spokesman for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his; view more opinions..

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Ukraine-based business expert says even new president unsure of his direction [Video]Ukraine-based business expert says even new president unsure of his direction

A Ukraine-based business expert says he's not convinced that even Vlodymyr Zelenskiy knows what his policies as Ukrainian president will be. Zelensky, a political novice, swept to an overwhelming..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:23Published

Volodymyr Zelensky wins Ukraine's presidential vote: Exit polls [Video]Volodymyr Zelensky wins Ukraine's presidential vote: Exit polls

Anti-establishment political novice defeats President Petro Poroshenko with 73 percent of ballots, exit polls show.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published

Comedian Zelenskiy celebrates landslide win in Ukrainian race [Video]Comedian Zelenskiy celebrates landslide win in Ukrainian race

Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after an exit poll showed Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Comedian Becomes Ukraine's President [Video]Comedian Becomes Ukraine's President

(CNN)Political newcomer and television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky was on course Sunday to win Ukraine's presidential elections, beating incumbent and chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko, exit polls..

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Comedian Zelenskiy Wins Second Round Of Ukraine's Presidential Election [Video]Comedian Zelenskiy Wins Second Round Of Ukraine's Presidential Election

Comedian Zelenskiy Wins Second Round Of Ukraine's Presidential Election

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Comedian Wins Ukraine's Presidential Elextion [Video]Comedian Wins Ukraine's Presidential Elextion

The apparent landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, is a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko who tried to rally Ukrainians around the flag by casting himself as a bulwark against Russian..

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Comedian favorite to win Ukranian election as voters head to polls [Video]Comedian favorite to win Ukranian election as voters head to polls

Ukrainians began voting on Sunday in an election expected to thrust a comedian with no prior political experience into the presidency of a country at war and hungry for change. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Comedian Expected To Be Elected Ukraine's President [Video]Comedian Expected To Be Elected Ukraine's President

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainians began voting on Sunday in an election expected to thrust a comedian with no prior political experience into the presidency of a country at war and hungry for change. People..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Ukraine presidential election: voting underway [Video]Ukraine presidential election: voting underway

Ukrainians are voting in a presidential election with a choice between a TV comedian or a billionaire businessman

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Trial Date Set For Former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig [Video]Trial Date Set For Former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig

Politico reports former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig will go on trial Aug. 12th. He's being charged with lying and concealing information from the Justice Departments about his work for..

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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

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Ukraine's Probable New Leader Could Reconcile With Moscow And Get Territory Back [Video]Ukraine's Probable New Leader Could Reconcile With Moscow And Get Territory Back

According to Reuters, Ukraine’s new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and major investments from Russia if he repairs ties with Moscow...

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Who is the comedian poised to win Ukraine's election? [Video]Who is the comedian poised to win Ukraine's election?

Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker goes to the birthplace of Volodomyr Zelenskiy to find out more about the actor, comedian and frontrunner in Ukraine's presidential election.

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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 poised to step into the unknown with election runoff [Video]Ukraine poised to step into the unknown with election runoff

Comedian and TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy looks set to win by a landslide - but what does he stand for, and how could Ukraine change if he wins the presidency?

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:22Published

Russian artist sends political message with candy [Video]Russian artist sends political message with candy

Yulia Gavrilova expresses her political preference for Ukraine's presidential elections with a portrait of candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy, made from candy.

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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

Officials Tighten Restrictions On NY County Measles Outbreak [Video]Officials Tighten Restrictions On NY County Measles Outbreak

Rockland County, New York, has issued new orders that force anyone with measles to stay home for up to 21 days in order to curb the virus' spread.

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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.

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Team Zelenskiy: behind the scenes in Ukraine election win

When comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy strode onto stage on Sunday to claim victory in Ukraine's presidential election, he was accompanied by several teammates who could become familiar faces in Ukrainian..
Reuters - Published

Kremlin says too early to speak of possible cooperation with Ukraine after election

The Kremlin said on Monday that it was too early to speak about possible cooperation with Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, but added that Moscow respected the choice of the Ukrainian..
Reuters - Published

What next? Comedian's win in Ukrainian presidential election poses riddle

Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically up-ended the status quo and won..
Reuters - Published

Much yet to do: EU urges new Ukraine leader to push reforms

The European Union delivered formal congratulations to Ukraine's novice president-elect on Monday but made clear it expects TV comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy to pursue halting reforms, including fighting..
Reuters - Published

Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide: exit polls

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..
Reuters - Published

Landslide election victory thrusts Ukrainian comedian into limelight

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.
Reuters - Published

Incumbent Poroshenko concedes defeat in Ukrainian presidential vote

Incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday conceded he had been soundly defeated in a run-off vote by comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy and would be leaving office next month, but said he did..
Reuters - Published

Ukrainian presidential candidates trade insults in rowdy stadium debate

The two men vying to be Ukraine's next president traded insults in a raucous debate on Friday in front of thousands of supporters before an election that could put a comedian with no political..
Reuters - Published

Putin ally to Ukraine's probable new leader: Reconcile with Moscow and get territory back

Ukraine's new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he repairs ties with Moscow, the..
Reuters - Published

Comedian Zelenskiy keeps Ukraine presidential poll lead

Comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a political novice who plays a fictional president in a popular TV series, has kept his lead in Ukraine's presidential election race, according to an opinion poll..
Reuters - 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 says it captured Russian military intelligence hit squad

Ukraine's security service SBU said on Wednesday it had captured a Russian military intelligence hit squad responsible for the attempted murder of a Ukrainian military spy in the run-up to a..
Reuters - Published

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

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, front runner to be the next Ukrainian president, has connections to one of the country's wealthiest tycoons that are undermining his image as an insurgent who will sweep aside the..
Reuters - Published

Comedian Zelenskiy would win second round of Ukraine vote, poll shows

The presidential candidate and comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy is likely to win Ukraine's presidential election, according to an opinion poll published on Tuesday.
Reuters - 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

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