Peace, honesty and cheap gas: Ukraine’s new leader shoulders high expectations

FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy kisses his wife Olena following the announcement of the first exit poll in a presidential election at their campaign headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko/File Photo

KIEV (Reuters) – When the Ukrainian president played by actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy faces a corrupt parliament in his TV comedy, he fantasises about blasting them all away with two submachine guns. Now that Zelenskiy has been elected president in real life, Margarita Bulava, who voted for him, hopes he will have a similarly transformative effect […]

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