Vladimir Zelenskiy plays Ukraine's president on a TV series and may now beat Petro Poroshenko and Yulia Tymoshenko for real in March's volatile election – as long as he can overcome doubts about his true motivations.
After 14 years in the job, the Russian foreign minister has probably heard every question. But then he was asked if Russia should demolish the Katyn war cemetery in retaliation against Poland, or imminently go to war with Ukraine.
The Russian president drew a diagram of the border violation committed by Ukrainian ships off the coast of Crimea last week for the benefit of the German chancellor, as he hosted a lavish working breakfast at the G20 in Argentina.
Anatoliy Grytsenko, who is in the race to become Ukraine’s president in next year’s election, has accused current head of state Petro Poroshenko of organizing an attack during a campaign visit to the Black Sea port of Odessa.
The head of Russia’s Security Council has said that US military aid to the Kiev regime was very unlikely as Washington is not interested in its success. It only intended to use the conflict in Ukraine as leverage for US influence on the European Union.
Russia has issued a scathing attack on Westminster for attempting to “wreck the international order” by quietly expelling four Russian diplomats from the UK following a subtle shift in the government’s visa policy.