Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Ukrainian capital.
May 22, 2019
After only minutes on the job and with no formal party structure behind him, nor any representation in either the parliament or state organs, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's first act was to dismiss the Verkhovna Rada.
April 29, 2019
It's what you would expect from a professional stand-up comedian: Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy responded to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer to grant Russian passports to any Ukrainians that want one with cutting satire.
April 24, 2019
Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy was swept to power on the basis of two promises: to bring peace to the Donbas region in the east of the country and end corruption. Peace is the tough one.
April 23, 2019
“To all post-Soviet countries: look at us. Anything is possible!” outsider and comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy told cheering crowds after he won a crushing victory over incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in the April 21 presidential election run off.
February 11, 2019
Ukrainians mistrust all the establishment candidates allowing outsider and comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy to take the lead in the most recent polls for the presidential election.