Ukraine is a state in eastern Europe. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukraine has been having some domestic disputes, as well as a conflict with Russia. The current political and economic situation in Ukraine is unstable.
The US State Department has hailed Ukraine’s presidential elections as “peaceful” and “competitive” as it congratulated comedian Volodymyr Zelensky on his victory and pledged “steadfast support” to Kiev.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who has suffered a major defeat at hands of comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelensky, remains optimistic and has announced plans to win next parliamentary and presidential elections.
The Guardian’s Eastern Europe reporter has sparked a lively discussion on Twitter by posting photo of a plate of borsch garnished with what he said was dill which he had specifically said he didn’t want in his soup.
Some top Russian officials have expressed cautious hopes that the imminent presidential victory of Volodymyr Zelensky might improve the situation in Ukraine – and relations with Moscow. Others, however, remain quite skeptical.