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Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker:  “We are ready for talks with Russia . . . but, first of all, we must be able to defend ourselves and become strong economically, politically and militarily.” Photograph: Francois Lenoir

Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has said his country is committed to integration with the West and ready for peace talks with Russia, as(...)

Mikheil Saakashvili  arriving in Ukraine: the former president of Georgia has had his Ukrainian citizenship reinstated by the new president Volodymyr Zelensky. Photograph: EPA/Sergey Dolzhenko

The colourful life of Mikheil Saakashvili took another twist on Wednesday when the former Georgian president returned to Ukraine, where he was previou(...)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his chief of staff Andriy Bogdan attend a meeting with lawmakers in Kiev, Ukraine on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy is facing sharp criticism after just two days in power, over his efforts to dissolve parliament and revamp ele(...)

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy (left) and his lawyer and adviser Andriy Bogdan at a meeting with politicians in Kiev. Photograph: Presidential Press Service/via Reuters

Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has called for snap elections on July 21st to restore the nation’s trust in a parliament that is now dee(...)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy holds a mace, the Ukrainian symbol of power, during his inauguration ceremony in Kiev on Monday. Photograph: PA

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy has used his inaugural speech to announce snap parliamentary elections and urge discredited and unpopular depu(...)

Volodymyr Zelensky: he says there will be no change in Kiev’s pro-western course or tough stance against Russian aggression. Photograph: Getty Images

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has urged his incoming successor, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to safeguard the nation’s pro-western course and beware an(...)

Volodymyr Zelenskiy claimed a landslide presidential run-off victory in Ukraine last month. Photograph: Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine’s governing coalition has formally broken up, in what incoming president Volodymyr Zelenskiy sees as a bid by discredited deputies to cling to(...)

Ukraine president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a former comedian, crushed incumbent Petro Poroshenko in a presidential election run-off last month. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Ukraine’s president-elect and erstwhile comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has confirmed that he will take office next Monday, as the return of his scandal-(...)

Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy grills kebabs on a holiday in Bodrum, Turkey: in barbed exchanges with Vladimir Putin,  he said Russians “suffer most of all”.  Photograph: Neyzar Ozbek/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin has continued to spar with Ukraine’s incoming leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy over their rival plans to offer passports to(...)

Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy  following the announcement of the first exit poll in the  presidential election. Photograph: Reuters

If Walter and Julian Kennedy could somehow return to Mariupol they would be amazed by what has become of this city in southeastern Ukraine. Amid the (...)

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