Ukraine’s new president calls for a snap election immediately after taking office – as the former comic vows to end country’s five-year conflict with Russia | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Ukraine’s new president calls for a snap election immediately after taking office – as the former comic vows to end country’s five-year conflict with Russia

Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelensky used his inaugural speech on Monday to announce a snap election, before promising to end the country's five-year conflict with Russia.

A month after scoring a landslide victory against incumbent Petro Poroshenko amid widespread public discontent with the political establishment, the 41-year-old comedian has become Ukraine's youngest post-Soviet president.

Zelensky said he would dissolve the country's legislature in order to call early parliamentary elections, which had originally been scheduled for October.

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