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President's party leads Ukraine election, exit poll says

Jul. 21, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party took the largest share of votes in the country's snap parliamentary election, an exit poll showed Sunday. The poll of 13,000 voters showed Servant of the People getting 43.9% of the vote for party-list candidates, far ahead of rivals. But 199 of...

The Latest: Ukraine exit poll: 43.9% for president's party

Jul. 21, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's parliamentary election (all times local): 8 p.m. An exit poll in Ukraine's parliamentary elections shows the party of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy getting 43.9% of the nationwide vote. The poll, conducted Sunday by the Razumkov analytical center and the Kiev...

An exit poll in Ukraine's parliamentary election shows the president's party getting 43.9% of the nationwide vote

Jul. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An exit poll in Ukraine's parliamentary election shows the president's party getting 43.9% of the nationwide vote.

Ahead of vote, Ukrainian museum shows 'election trash'

Jul. 20, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Darth Vader costume, playground equipment, pastries and boxes of food all are part of an exhibit at Ukraine's National History Museum displaying the colorful behavior and sometime-questionable practices that characterize the country's elections. The exhibition, called "The Museum of...

Putin: Russians, Ukrainians are 'one people'

Jul. 20, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes Russians and Ukrainians constitute one nation and that the countries should find a way to integrate. Putin made the comments in an interview with the American film director Oliver Stone on June 19; material from the interview was used in a...

Ukraine's president says he backs prisoner swap with Russia

Jul. 19, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Friday outlined the details of an impending prisoner swap with Russia, saying that Kiev is willing to release a jailed Russian journalist in exchange for a Ukrainian film director. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's statement comes at the end of the week of shuttle...

Ukraine president's party leads ahead of parliamentary vote

Jul. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party has the most support in opinion polls ahead of Sunday's early parliamentary election, but its ability to obtain a solid majority is far from certain. Zelenskiy, who took office in May, has so far been stymied by a parliament dominated by...

Swedes can't give residence permit to terror attack victim

Jul. 18, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's justice minister says a Ukrainian woman who lost her leg in the deadly Stockholm terror attack cannot be granted a permanent residence permit out of compassion. Morgan Johansson said Thursday such a permit can't be given to Iryna Zamanova because "clemency only applies...

Beterbiev to fight Gvozdyk in light-heavyweight unification

Jul. 18, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Artur Beterbiev is to fight Ukraine's Oleksandr Gvozdyk in a unification title bout at light heavyweight. The Russian Boxing Federation, which organizes some pro fights, says IBF champion Beterbiev will fight WBC champ Gvozdyk Oct. 18 in the United States at a location yet to be...

Relatives of victims mark 5th anniversary of MH17 downing

Jul. 17, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

VIJFHUIZEN, Netherlands (AP) — With songs, speeches and solemn silence, relatives and friends on Wednesday commemorated the 298 passengers and crew killed five years ago when a missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky above war-torn eastern Ukraine. Central to the memorial service at a Dutch...