August 23, 2019
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Zelensky defeats incumbent in Ukrainian presidential election

Russia has expressed their hope that the new leader could improve the relation between Russia and Ukraine.

Surprisingly, in the Ukrainian presidential election, renowned comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has defeated the incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, who entered the corridor of power with the help of the anti-Russia feeling prevailing at the time he first came before the electorate requesting votes.

This time, the incumbent has been defeated by an overwhelming majority of 73 per cent. Notably, he has failed to gain anything more than 24 per cent.

While addressing his supporters post the declaration of the election result, the president-elect has assured that he would not fail his supporters.

Though the incumbent president has conceded his defeat, he has warned the electorate that the inexperienced leader would only help to take the country back into the orbit of Russia.

Many world leaders, including French President Emanuel Macron, have congratulated the winner.

Russia has expressed their hope that the new leader could improve the relation between Russia and Ukraine.

Russia is indirectly supporting a group of separatist fighting against the government of Ukraine. Since the annexation of Crimea, the region which originally belongs to Ukraine, by Russia, Kyiv is not in a good relation with Moscow. It is also the reason why many European countries are not in good terms with Russia and why it was expelled from the G9, the organisation of powerful European countries.

Vignesh. S. G
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