Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hospitalised following contraction of coronavirus

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was hospitalised after he contracted coronavirus earlier this week, a presidential official said on Thursday. “He first went home, but decided to move to Feofania (hospital). To accurately isolate and not expose anyone,” a presidential spokeswoman told Reuters. “There are better conditions for patients. Nothing serious,” she said referring to the… Read More Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hospitalised following contraction of coronavirus

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy orders investigation into crash of military plane

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday the causes of a military plane crash which killed 26 people would be investigated promptly and impartially. A military transport plane carrying air force cadets crashed and burst into flames near a highway in northeastern Ukraine on Friday evening. The State Emergency Service of Ukraine said 27 people… Read More Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy orders investigation into crash of military plane

Man arrested, hostages released following standoff in western Ukraine

All 13 people taken hostage on a bus in western Ukraine were freed unharmed on Tuesday after President Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke by phone with the hostage-taker and agreed to his demand to endorse a 2005 animal rights documentary. Police arrested the suspect, whom the state security service (SBU) identified as 44-year-old Maksym Kryvosh, who seized… Read More Man arrested, hostages released following standoff in western Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signs decree offering citizenship to Russian political refugees

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signed a decree on Tuesday offering citizenship to Russians suffering political persecution, and also to foreigners who fought on Kiev’s side in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Zelenskiy had announced such a move last month in response to a Russian decree expanding the number of Ukrainians who can apply for fast-track… Read More Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signs decree offering citizenship to Russian political refugees

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins presidential election

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won the second round of a presidential election against incumbent Petro Poroshenko by a landslide, a final national exit poll showed on Sunday. The poll said Zelenskiy had won 73 percent of the vote and that Poroshenko had won just 25 percent of the vote. Incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko… Read More Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins presidential election