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Ukraine's parliament snubs new president on election law

May. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers on Wednesday turned down the new president's proposal to amend the election law in a blow to his hopes to get more of his supporters into parliament. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old comedian who won 73% of the presidential vote last month, dissolved parliament on...

Ukraine's president calls new parliamentary election

May. 21, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president on Tuesday formally ordered Ukraine's parliament to dissolve and called an early election for July, hoping to ride the wave of his electoral success to get his supporters into parliament. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old TV comedian who won 73% of the...

The Latest: Ukraine leader calls snap parliamentary election

May. 21, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's politics (all times local): 6 p.m. Ukraine's new president has signed a decree dissolving the parliament and calling a snap election in two months. Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced his intention to disband the legislature minutes after being sworn in Monday. His...

Ukraine's new president signs decree to disband parliament, calls snap parliamentary election

May. 21, 2019 10:54 AM EDT
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president signs decree to disband parliament, calls snap parliamentary election.

UN council rejects Russian request for a meeting on Ukraine

May. 20, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian request Monday to hold a meeting on a new language law in Ukraine, with opponents calling it an attempt by Moscow to interfere in the inauguration of Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Russia needed nine "yes" votes in the...

The Latest: UN rejects Russian attempt to meet on Ukraine

May. 20, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest on Ukrainian politics (all times local): 12:25 a.m. The U.N. Security Council has rejected a Russian attempt to hold a meeting on a new Ukrainian language law, with opponents saying Moscow wanted to upstage the inauguration of Ukraine's new president. Russia got just five of...

Ukraine president takes political stage in dramatic fashion

May. 20, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president, a comedian before he turned to statecraft, made a dramatic entrance to the political stage Monday by disbanding parliament minutes after his inauguration. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who won 73% of the vote last month, justified his contentious decision on the grounds...

Volodymyr Zelenskiy is sworn in as Ukrainian president, immediately disbands the Ukrainian parliament

May. 20, 2019 3:56 AM EDT
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy is sworn in as Ukrainian president, immediately disbands the Ukrainian parliament.

TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is sworn in as Ukraine's new president

May. 20, 2019 3:25 AM EDT
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is sworn in as Ukraine's new president.

Perry to lead delegation to Ukraine presidential swearing-in

May. 18, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry will lead a delegation to the inauguration of Volodymyr Zelenskiy's as Ukraine's next president. Zelenskiy is a popular comedian with no political experience. He defeated President Petro Poroshenko in a runoff last month by winning 73 percent of the vote....