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Ukraine’s New President Stands Up to Putin


KYIV, Ukraine—Less
than a week after he won Ukraine’s presidential election, 41-year-old comedian
Volodymyr Zelensky proved he has the chops to stand up to Russian President
Vladimir Putin on the world stage.

Putin signed a
decree on April 24 that expedited Russian passport applications for Ukrainians
living in the two war-torn, Russian-sponsored breakaway territories in eastern
Ukraine. Then, on April 27, Putin upped the ante, floating the possible
extension of the passport offer to all Ukrainians.

With the ball in his court, Zelensky—a TV star with no political experience—responded to the Russian president with a zinger.

Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s president-elect, has offered Ukrainian passports to “all who are ready to …read more

Source: The Daily Signal

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